Resident/Fellow and Student Electronic Poster Contest

 (Photo) TPS 2018 Poster winners at the Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon                                              

TPS Annual Resident/Fellow and Medical Student E-Poster Contest is Open!

The primary goal of the TPS Poster Contest is to feature and showcase research and education projects of Texas pediatric residents/fellows as well as medical students who are interested in pediatrics.

Deadlines for 2020 E-Poster submissions:

  • Contest opened on Monday, March 9, 2020.
  • Poster Submissions due June 15, 2020 at 8 am (must be a TPS member at the time of submission).
  • Winners will be notified in early to mid August and will be posted online.

To view 2019 winners for reference, visit our Winners page.

Winners Receive 
Winning presentations will be recognized and awarded on October 17, 2020 at the TPS Annual Awards Luncheon
Prizes listed below will be awarded to the primary author only in EACH of the four categories. 1st Place and Honorable Mention will be printed on a banner and displayed at the TPS Annual Meeting.

1st Place:

  • $200
  • Travel expenses to (up to $250) to meeting
  • Complimentary meeting registration

Honorable Mention:

  • $100
  • Complimetary meeting registration

Below is the information needed to submit your entry. Review all the requirements before submitting your poster.

E-Poster Information

Poster Promotional Flyer (click here to see all you need to know about the poster contest)

Poster Categories and FAQs

REQUIRED Poster Template (vertical format is REQUIRED but you can edit font, color scheme and your institution's logo)

Poster Entry Application

Winning Presentations 2010-2019

Remember you MUST be a TPS Member to enter contest.

Become a member for only $15 for medical students and $20 for residents/fellows, apply here! Not sure if your program pays for membership? Contact us regarding Membership. You can also download a paper membership application (PDF) and fax/scan/mail with a check to:

Crystal Healey, Director of Member Services
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
FAX: (512) 473-8659

Poster Contest FAQ


  • Single or Multiple Case Presentation
  • Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement*
  • Hypothesis-Driven Project*
  • Medical Education Initiative**

*Children Advocacy is encouraged under Evidence Based Medicine and Hypothesis-Driven Project.

**This category will showcase a description of an innovative idea in medical education developed or utilized by a trainee to disseminate pediatric knowledge, skills or attitudes to advance the care of children. Award prizes underwritten by Association of Pediatric Program Directors.


  • Vertical template format only
  • Title, author, and affiliation
  • Abstract (one paragraph max)
  • Background and purpose/objectives
  • Description of intervention/study
  • Results
  • Conclusion(s)
  • Most relevant references


  • PowerPoint ONLY. Must use the Mandatory PowerPoint Template (you may adjust the colors and font).
  • Submit electronically via online application by deadline.
  • 12 point font or larger.


  • Contest is open to medical students, residents, and fellows who are enrolled in a Texas medical school or a Texas residency/fellow program AND are current medical student or resident/fellow members of TPS.
  • Co-authorship from other specialties and faculty is permitted, but the primary author must be a medical student or resident/fellow member of TPS.
  • Third year residents and fourth year medical students are also eligible but must supply future contact information.


  • Pediatric Faculty Advisor must be a member of TPS.
  • Program Director, or Program Chair, or Clerkship Director - needs to be aware you are submitting a poster.


  • Must apply for membership, if not already a member on or before 8 am on Monday June 15, 2020.
  • Deadline for presentations is no later than 8 AM on June 15, 2020 - be sure to submit the entry online.
  • Winning Presentations will be announced and posted on the TPS website in July.

ELECTRONIC POSTER CONTEST EVALUATION CRITERIA: (based on a 1-5 scale, 1 does not meet expectations)

  • Connection: Relevance & Applicability to child health, practice, or education; why this is important.
  • Creativity: Originality of topic, methods, etc.
  • Clarity: Visual-format graphics flow
  • Concordance: Logic- title, objectives, conclusions all connect
  • Content: Scientific Quality- hypothesis-driven, methods, evidence-based, interpretations, impact
  • Completeness: Thoroughness & quality of literature review & /or scientific quality/scholarship performance