At the beginning of the year I decided to enter the Brighton Research Poster Competition organized by their Virtual Research Unit. The blurb was to put together a poster describing the research you and your lab are undergoing and present it to an audience of non-specialists. It was then marked for content and design separately and the top poster got a cash prize!
The award ceremony was yesterday and I won 3rd prize in the student group!!!! One of the people on the panel, an art curator, even came up to me to tell me how much she loved my poster: I was very pleased to get a design compliment from an artist! Here’s the “winning” poster! Now what to spend the prize money on…?
There were some other brilliant contestants and winners, both can be viewed on the VRU website.