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2021 Joint
Virtual Conference

Student Poster Competition

Student Poster Competition

The competition is now open!
Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 17, 2021 (Extended)

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The Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) Young Professionals’ Committee is hosting and sponsoring a student poster competition. Students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit poster abstracts online for a chance to display a poster at the CARSP/PRI 2021 Virtual Conference. Posters can be on any road safety topic. Applicants must be registered at a Canadian university or college. Authors of the top three posters will receive the following cash awards:

  • $500 for first place
  • $350 for second place
  • $150 for third place

Plus, ALL students whose poster abstracts are accepted will also receive complimentary registration to the CARSP/PRI 2021 Conference!

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

For abstract submissions, the student must be the lead author of the work, but there may be multiple authors.  Poster abstracts must include original work, which is either completed or ‘in progress’. Abstracts for studies which are ‘in progress’ should include preliminary or interim findings.

Abstracts for posters must be no longer than 1000 words and must include the following author/contact information and study information:

Author/Contact Information

  • Authors: Please list all authors on the project, including first name, last name, designation(s), title and affiliation
  • Presenting Author: Indicate presenting author. The presenting author must be a student or postdoctoral fellow.

Study Information

  • Purpose/Rationale: What is the major reason for doing this study?
  • Objectives: Define objectives for the study
  • Relevance: How does this study relate to road safety challenges in Canada?
  • Methods and Materials: What methods were used to collect the data? What materials were included within this methodology?
  • Analysis: Describe the type(s) of analyses used to interpret data.
  • Results/Preliminary Results/Hypothesis: Briefly summarize the data derived from analyses.
  • Conclusions: What can be concluded that is important to road safety issues or policy in Canada?
Authors are to submit the abstract using the online submission form here by May 17, 2021 (Extended).

Poster Requirements and Judging Process

If the poster abstract is accepted, the poster content must reflect the content described in the abstract. Information should be summarized using brief written statements and graphic materials, such as photographs, charts, graphs and diagrams.

Poster presentations will be evaluated by a panel of judges to determine the three winning submissions. Winners will be announced at the Conference.

Resources for Developing Presentations


If you have any questions, please contact Robert Colonna at