Award Rubrics

Please review the rubrics for best presentation, best three-minute pitch, and best poster.

Presentation

CriterionUnsatisfactory (1)Satisfactory (2)Very Good (3)Exceptional (4)
ContentGoal of research is unclear, information included does not support research claims.Speaker provides a great deal of information that is not clearly integrated or connected to the research. For the most part speaker provides accurate and complete explanation of the research. Some lack of clarity regarding points made. Inconsistent use of evidence to support claims. Speaker provides an accurate and complete explanation of the research. Points are clearly made and evidence is used to support claim. 
OrganizationPresentation lacks structure and flow.Presentation in some moments either has a lack of structure or flow of content.  Speaker presents information in logical sequence. Sometimes the flow of the presentation  is lost.Speaker presents information in a logical and interesting sequence. Flows well.
Visual aidsSpeaker uses superfluous or no visual aids. Speaker occasionally uses visual aids that rarely support presentation. Speaker’s visual aids relate to presentation but do not necessarily reinforce content. Speaker’s visual aids explain and reinforce content of presentation. 
Verbal SkillsPresenter mumbles. Talks too fast or too slow. Audience cannot understand. Speaks with disinterested/monotone voicePresenter’s voice too low or too loud. The pace is too rapid or slow. Audience members many have difficulty hearing presentation. Little enthusiasm and confidence can be heard in voice. Presenter’s voice is clear. The pace is a little slow or fast at times. Most audience members can hear presentation. Demonstrates some enthusiasm and confidence. Uses a clear voice and speaks at a comfortable pace so audience members can hear presentation. Enthusiasm; confidence can be heard in voice.  
Non-verbal skillsNo eye contact with audience. Reliant on notes. No movement or descriptive gestures. Tension and nervousness is obvious; has trouble recovering from mistakesDisplayed minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from notes. Very little movement or descriptive gestures. Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes.Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes. Made movements or gestures that enhance articulation. Makes minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them; displays little or no tension.Holds the attention of the audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes or slides. Movements seem fluid and help the audience visualize. Displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self.
Length of PresentationWithin 3 or more minutes of allocated time and needs multiple reminders to finish.Within 2 minutes of allocated time or needs two reminders to finish.Within 1 minute of allocated time or needs one reminder to finish. Finishes on time.

Three-Minute Pitch

CriterionUnsatisfactory (1)Satisfactory (2)Very Good (3)Exceptional (4)
ContentGoal of research is unclear, information included does not support research claims.Speaker provides information that is not clearly integrated or connected to the research. For the most part speaker provides accurate and complete explanation of the research. Some lack of clarity regarding points made. Inconsistent use of evidence to support claims. Speaker provides an accurate and complete explanation of the research. Points are clearly made and evidence is used to support claim. 
OrganizationPresentation lacks structure and flow.Presentation in some moments either has a lack of structure or flow of content. Speaker presents information in logical sequence. Sometimes the flow of the presentation  is lost.Speaker presents information in a logical and interesting sequence. Flows well.
Verbal SkillsPresenter mumbles. Talks too fast or too slow. Audience cannot understand. Speaks with disinterested/monotone voicePresenter’s voice too low or too loud. The pace is too rapid or slow. Audience members many have difficulty hearing presentation. Little enthusiasm and confidence can be heard in voice. Presenter’s voice is clear. The pace is a little slow or fast at times. Most audience members can hear presentation. Demonstrates some enthusiasm and confidence. Uses a clear voice and speaks at a comfortable pace so audience members can hear presentation. Enthusiasm; confidence can be heard in voice.  
Non-verbal skillsNo eye contact with audience. Reliant on notes. No movement or descriptive gestures. Tension and nervousness is obvious; has trouble recovering from mistakesDisplayed minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from notes. Very little movement or descriptive gestures. Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes.Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes. Made movements or gestures that enhance articulation. Makes minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them; displays little or no tension.Holds the attention of the audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes or slides. Movements seem fluid and help the audience visualize. Displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self.

Poster Presentation

CriterionUnsatisfactory (1)Satisfactory (2)Very Good (3)Exceptional (4)
ContentGoal of research unclear, information included does not support research claims.Presents a great deal of information that is not clearly integrated or connected to the research. A mostly accurate and complete explanation of the research. An accurate and complete explanation of the research. 
OrganizationPoster lacks of structure of the content and the flow of information is poor.The structure can be improved to facilitate flow of content. Few supportive examples. Present information in a mostly logical sequence and flows well. Information is presented in a logical and engaging sequence. Flows well.
Visual displayExcessive use of text with little or no graphics. Font cannot be read from 4-5 feet away.Appropriate use of graphics and text however font cannot be read from 4-5 feet away. Appealing combination of graphics and text. Font easily read from 4-5 feet away. Background, shading or colour is distracting Appealing combination of graphics and text. Font easily read from 4-5 feet away. Use of background, shading or colour adds to effect
Grammar and punctuationThere are more than 5 errors of grammar or punctuationThere are between 3-5 errors in grammar or punctuationThere are less than 2 errors in grammar or punctuation.There are no errors in grammar or punctuation

P.S.: The conference chairs will not be participating of this award process. Only attendees outside the seven members of the organising committee can be eligible for prizes.