2020 Poster/Photo Contest

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Poster Presentation Information

At the 105th IAI Educational Conference, individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the Poster Presentation Session. There are two categories of posters; Student and Professional. Both Student and Professional Posters that have been accepted through the IAI Science and Practice peer review process will be displayed on Tuesday evening. The Student participants will have an opportunity to compete for scholarship awards generously provided by Ideal Innovations (I3).

Poster Presentation Rules and Guidelines

Research projects in the forensic fields of crime scene processing and collection, friction skin, footwear or tire impression, biometrics, bloodstain pattern, facial identification, forensic art, photography, digital/multimedia and DNA evidence are welcome. Other topics will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Posters may also demonstrate a process, present an unusual case or include items of historical interest.

  1. Individuals interested in presenting posters at the Conference must submit their proposal on line before July 31, 2020. Poster presenters will be notified of acceptance within 6 weeks of their application submission.
  2. Poster presenters may be asked to submit full poster contents for the review process.
  3. For the poster presentation, the presenter will be expected to attend the Poster Presentation Session on Tuesday August 11, 2020 (5-7 pm), stand by their poster and answer questions posed by conference attendees and judges. No formal presentation is required.
  4. Audio/video equipment and other electrical components will not be provided for the poster presentations. A 4 X 8 board will be provided for display of each presentation. Posters will be on display until Thursday of the conference. It is the responsibility of the presenter to ensure the poster is picked up by Thursday.

To submit your Poster application, please visit HERE

For further information, contact: Lesley Hammer, Educational Program Planner at iaiedplanner@gmail.com 


Photography Contest Information

At the 105th International Educational Conference, individuals will have an opportunity to participate in a Photo Contest generously sponsored by Forensic Pieces.

Photography Contest Rules and Guidelines

  1. There will be categories for Forensic and Creative entries. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. There will also be a Peoples Choice Award chosen by the conference attendees. Participants may submit only ONE photo for each category (Creative and Forensic).
  2. Entries from past conferences may not be resubmitted.
  3. First (1st) Place winners in each category will not be eligible to enter the contest the following year; however, they will have the option to participate as a judge the following year.
  4. Any subject matter may be used for the Forensic category (crime scene and evidentiary).
  5. The theme for the Creative category this year will be Magic. Use your imagination and creativity! Your Creative entry must utilize this theme.
  6. Photographs may be in color or black and white.
  7. Entries must be printed and mounted on foam board with no borders, no frame, no matting; all sides must be at least 16 and no more than 24.
  8. An 8.5 X 11 photo contest entry label (provided upon registration) must be completed and mounted on foam board with no borders and submitted with your entry; description and technical data should contain no more than 100 words, 16 point font type.
  9. Individuals interested in entering photos for the Contest at the Conference must submit their proposal online before July 31, 2020.
  10. Participants MUST comply with the guidelines to be eligible for judging. Late submissions or submissions that are not in compliance will not be judged but may be eligible for Peoples Choice.

To submit your Photo Contest application, please visit HERE

For further information, contact: Karen Cooper, Photo Contest Chairperson, E-mail: coopkarenk@aol.com