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Poster competition

* Call for Posters (extended to April 23rd 2019) *

Academic posters are a medium through which research can be presented in a concise and visually striking format, but are underused in the subject areas that typically cover early modern drama. To encourage people to experiment with different ways of disseminating their research on early modern drama, this symposium is holding a poster workshop and competition. During this session, you are invited to present your research and / or practice (including projects that are still in progress) in the form of academic posters, and to receive feedback from other delegates in an informal and supportive atmosphere. Hints and tips for using posters to quickly communicate the ideas, methods and findings of your research will be discussed, and a prize of £25 in theatre vouchers, kindly donated by the Centre for Education Studies at Warwick, will be awarded for the best poster.

How to enter our poster competition – 10 steps to poster success: 

  1. Look at the University of Warwick’s poster showcase to get some ideas of what can be done with an academic poster
  2. Think about which aspect(s) of your research and / or practice (including work in progress) could work well when presented in a visual format
  3. Send a 100-word summary of your idea and a 100-word bio to by 23 April 2019 and register for the symposium
  4. Explore online guides to creating posters (e.g. , , to get hints and tips on how to create your poster
  5. Put together some initial ideas for how your poster will work on a piece of A1 paper
  6. Create your poster with PowerPoint or other software
  7. Think about how you can present your poster during the symposium – what questions might people ask, and what other information do you want to give them? Show your poster to peers for initial feedback if you can
  8. Proofread your poster carefully
  9. Print your poster on A1 paper (we recommend you find out where you can do this well in advance) and email the file to by May 3
  10. Bring your printed poster with you on May 4 and get ready to share your research!



  • All entrants must send a 100-word summary of the idea for their poster and a 100-word biography to by April 23 2019
  • All posters should be A1 size (horizontal or vertical orientation)
  • Posters must be printed in advance, as we will be unable to help print posters onsite on the day of the symposium (Warwick Print Services do print posters, starting from £18 for A1, but they need at least 3 – 5 days’ notice and are not open on Saturdays)
  • All posters must include title, author name(s), author contact details, and details of any ongoing projects / funding related to the work featured on the poster
  • Posters can be on any research and / or practice topic (including projects still in progress) related to early modern drama, with those on education particularly welcome
  • The competition is open to all those who teach, study, research and practise early modern drama in educational settings, including postgraduate students and trainee teachers
  • All entrants for the poster competition must register for the symposium in advance. We recommend that you register as soon as possible as space at the symposium is limited, and submission of a poster summary alone does not guarantee a place in the competition