What: American Statistical Association Poster Contest
Who: Students in grades K to 12.
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Prizes: Up to $300 and a Texas Instrument calculator
Tables, charts, and other graphical displays of data can convey complex subjects clearly and quickly. That’s one reason the American Statistical Association hosts an annual poster competition for K-12 students to apply and showcase their knowledge. The deadline to submit is April 1, 2017.
Winning topics have ranged from the best position in the National Football League (above) to math class and self-esteem levels, peer influence on grades, and gender preference in social media, which were among the topics that took top honors in 2016.
Students may work individually or in teams. For those in the K–3 category, there is no restriction on the size of the team. For other categories, the maximum number of students per team is four. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.
Posters are judged for overall impact, clarity of message, appropriateness of the graphics for the data, and creativity. See this ASA K-12 Statistics webinar by Grand Valley University on working with students to create a statistics poster.
Winners receive the following:
- First Prize
$300, a plaque, and a plaque for the school
- Second Prize
$200 and a plaque
- Third Prize
$100 and a plaque
- Honorable Mention
First-place winners in grades 4–12 also will receive Texas Instruments graphing calculators. First-place winners in grades 4–6 and their advisers will receive TI-73 Explorer Graphing Calculators. The winners in grades 7–12 and their advisers will receive TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculators.
Complete the online poster competition entry form. Submissions must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2017.
American Statistical Association
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
In addition, these ASA branches host regional poster competitions:
- Connecticut Chapter Statistical Poster Competition
- Kansas/Missouri Statistics Poster Contest
- Michigan Statistics Poster Competition
- Nevada K–12 Statistics Poster Competition
- Ohio Statistics Poster Competition
- Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition
- Pullman, Washington Statistics Poster Competition (contact Dean Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Washington Statistical Society Poster Competition (DC Metro Area). These are sent to the national office but judged separately.