Best poster competition

Entry conditions

  • Poster content must relate to workplace health and safety in New Zealand.
  • Poster content must relate to a component of original research or work-related case study undertaken either as an academic, student, or in your line of work.
  • Poster content must be based on original research or work-related case studies that have been completed or are in progress.
  • All entries must be couriered to Conferences & Events Ltd (see address below) by 5pm, Friday 11 November 2022.

Selection criteria

To be accepted for entry in the competition, posters must meet the above submission deadline and:

  • be mounted on a single sheet of card not exceeding an A0 sheet (approx. 1200 x 800mm)
  • outline the problem/issue and relevant existing literature
  • outline the methodology
  • discuss any methodological, data or theoretical problems related to the research or case study
  • present any relevant findings and conclusions (if completed that far)
  • be visually appealing
  • be original work.

Posters that are accepted for entry will be displayed in the entrance to the exhibition area during HASANZ CONFERENCE 2022. Authors are not expected to be present during the conference.

Presentation guidelines

To assist you in developing a dynamic poster, the following suggestions are offered:


  • Keep displays simple and text brief: a viewer should "get it" in 30 seconds.
  • Mount on a single A0 sheet of card (approx. 1200 x 800mm).
  • Include title, author/s, author affiliations (institute or workplace).
  • Include only the most pertinent data on the poster.
  • References and acknowledgements may also be included.


  • All text should be readable at a distance of  at least 1 metre. Use at least a 24 point type size for the main text. The title type should be at least 4 cm high.
  • The title should be as short as possible so that it can be read quickly.
  • Use sentence case (upper and lower-case) type throughout the poster. ALL UPPER-CASE TYPE IS DIFFICULT TO READ.
  • Serif fonts (such as Times) are generally easier to read in the body of the text. Sans serif fonts (such as Arial or Tahoma) are best used in titles, headings, and captions for emphasis.
  • Print all text using a laser printer.
  • Use bold and/or italics for emphasis.

Graphics and illustrations

  • The poster is a visual format. Use plenty of graphical elements.
  • Keep graphics as simple as possible.
  • Photographs should be enlarged to be clearly seen at a distance of 1 metre and printed with a matte finish (to reduce glare). They are more effective when used sparingly.

Here are some further tips on on creating impactful posters

Delivery of poster

All posters must be delivered by courier no later than 5pm on Friday, 11 November 2022 to:

Amy Abel
Senior Conference Manager
Conferences & Events Ltd
Level 4, 187 Willis Street,
Wellington 6011

Please also email an electronic copy of your poster to by 5pm on Friday, 11 November 2022.

Each poster must be accompanied by an A4 cover sheet

On the cover sheet please include:

  • your name
  • your job title and organisation, if not a student
  • your Supervisor’s name and Department, if a student
  • your contact details (email and mobile number)
  • the title of your poster.


The winner of the HASANZ CONFERENCE 2022 Best Poster Competition will be chosen by a panel of judges. The winner will receive $1,500 (incl. GST) and have their winning entry posted on the HASANZ CONFERENCE 2022 website.

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