The Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association (A-MSA) invites poster submissions for consideration of an award at the Annual A-MSA 2019 Conference. This opportunity is available to all A-MSA student members, or to those who become members of A-MSA. Posters will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of scholars from the sociology discipline led by the Poster Competition Chair. The poster that reflects the most original work that demonstrates substantial contributions to the field of sociology will be selected for an award. The quality of the presentation will also be assessed for selection of an award. The Undergraduate and Graduate Student poster winners will be announced at the reception following the final day of the A-MSA conference. The monetary award for winning the Undergraduate Student poster competition is $50. The monetary award for winning the Graduate Student poster competition is $100.

Rules for the Award Process:
All student posters must include original work. To receive full consideration of this award, students must meet all deadlines and present their research at the annual conference in the Undergraduate and Graduate student poster competition sessions. All posters should be emailed to the A-MSA Student Posters Competition Chair.

Deadline for Final Poster Submissions via email: February 19, 2019

• Submissions must be on a 40” X 60” Poster board in landscape position. Layout must include a banner displaying your poster title, name, and department. Layout should be easily read from left to right and top to bottom. Text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 18 points. Lettering for the titles should be large (at least 70-point font).
• Students must email their posters to the Chair of the 2019 A-MSA Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Competition by February 19, 2019.
• To be considered, students must present their poster at the 2019 A-MSA Conference as part of the student poster competition sessions.

Poster Guidelines:
• Simplicity is key. Text should be brief. Numerical data should be depicted in graphs and tables. Make sure that visuals can stand alone such that figures or tables are properly labeled and symbols are explained. Use of color on posters should enhance comprehension or readability of the poster. Work should include in text citations and a reference section to credit original authors.
• If you are presenting a research poster presentation, your work should include an Introduction, Literature Review, Methods, Results, Discussion, and References Section. Be sure to outline the purpose of the current study including research questions and/or hypotheses.
• Before the poster session, rehearse a brief summary of your project.

All poster submissions should be emailed to the Chair of the 2019 A-MSA Undergraduate and Graduate Student Poster Competition: Dr. Linda Stringfellow at
All email submissions must include “A-MSA Student Poster Competition” in the subject line to be considered. Additionally, in the body of your email, please include the title, abstract, authors, and whether you wish to participate in the undergraduate or graduate poster competition.