Black History Month Student Expo Virtual Poster Gallery 2022
Date: January 31, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Online Event
Audience: Current Students
Each year Baker College hosts a Student Expo in honor of Black History Month. Students from across the Baker College System join together to create and share presentations recognizing and exploring the achievements of African Americans and the central role they play in U.S. history.
Virtual poster sessions allow participants to present information and ideas that capture the look, feel, and character of diversity. It is important that the poster relates to Black History Month and this year’s theme “Black Health & Wellness.” The visuals and message appeal must capture the look, feel, and character of the positive impact that African Americans have had throughout our history.
Virtual Poster Technical Requirements
The Virtual Poster itself must be one page. Additional pages will not be accepted.
The file size may not exceed 25MB.
All files must be saved and submitted as a PDF.
Virtual Poster Design Requirements
Font size: 28pt or larger.
Recommend fonts: Georgia, Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Arial. Letters should be easily read (avoid Old English and other “fancy” fonts).
Avoid background images and watermarks that may detract from the read-ability of your poster.
Try to keep the text easy to read and concise. The poster should have a clear message, a logical layout and be easy to comprehend.
Avoid the use of full sentences and rather use short text in bullet point format.
Include the following components in your poster presentation:
Title and Author Information:
Must be related to the theme: “Black Health & Wellness.”
Must be culturally appropriate. May not include terms or visuals that would be described as offensive, harassing, or insensitive.
Must promote an understanding of the positive influences of African Americans.
Must work to develop and promote respect for the dignity of all people.
Must help the audience gain an awareness and appreciation for diversity.
The submissions can be done in pairs (no more than two people) or individually.
Submitting Your Completed Poster
Due Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 at 6 PM
Must include a title.
Must include your name, email address, and campus.
In 500 words or less, write a description of your poster, with 12-point Times New Roman font or equivalent and one inch margins.
Please try and include the following in your description:
How is your poster design representative of this year’s theme?
How do you see your poster as being able to promote respect for African Americans and supporting an increased awareness and appreciation of diversity, equity and inclusion?
The winner of the poster contest will receive a $100 gift card. The winner will be based on creativity, mastery of topic, professionalism, clearly demonstrating the purpose, and design. The scholarship awarded will be a combination of public/campus community votes [50%] and special judges [50%].
No late submissions allowed.
Posters must be submitted in PDF.
Winners will be determined by judges and audience votes.