Applications for the 2024 Poster Session and William E. Walton Poster Competition will be accepted through Wednesday, October 11, 2023. The objective of the competition is to recognize exceptional poster presentations in the field of mosquito and vector control research and operations in honor of the late Dr. William (Bill) E. Walton who was passionate about and committed his career to entomology and vector ecology. Presentations entered to compete should be focused on basic, applied science or scientific methods, include a clear hypothesis, experiment(s), and result(s), and cannot be purely theoretical.
Poster / Walton Competition Requirements
Poster Presenter Tips
1. Your poster must be easily read from 2 – 3 feet away.
2. Use “simple” fonts large enough to be viewed 2 – 3 feet away from the poster.
3. Recommended sans serif fonts are Tahoma, Calibri, or Arial. Not recommended are serif fonts
like Times New Roman, Book Antiqua or other artistic fonts. Maximum poster size is 3 feet high by 4
4. Use contrasting colors that are easy to read.
5. Have another staff member proofread the document and provide feedback on the layout.
6. Use a consistent format for text and headings throughout the poster.
7. Make your graphics large enough to read clearly at 2 – 3 feet away from the poster.
8. Include your title, author name(s) and affiliation(s) and contact information, either email or
telephone, for all the authors if more than one.
10. Consider having more graphic illustrations and fewer words.
11. It is highly recommended to have reduced copies (8.5”x11” or 8.5” x 14”) available near your
poster. *If competing in the Walton Poster Competition, reduced copies of your poster are REQUIRED.
Poster Presenter Guidelines
1. The Author will be responsible for transporting the poster and for travel to and from
2. Your poster requires a title, author name(s) and affiliation(s) and contact information for at
least one author. Other typical sections are abstract, introduction, materials and methods,
results, discussion, summary, and references.
3. Prepare your poster in landscape orientation, a typical poster size is 24 x 36,” you will be
sharing a poster stand with another presenter, using the recommended size ensures both posters fit
on the stand.
4. All Posters will be accepted.
5. Do not mount your posters on foam board. Posters will be hung on a fabric covered poster stand.
Appropriate attachment items to hang the posters are provided and may include thumbtacks, straight
pins, or clips.
6. Authors are responsible for displaying their posters in the correct location. Site specific
instructions will be sent out prior to the conference.
7. Posters are displayed from Sunday afternoon through the end of the meeting on Tuesday. Authors
are responsible for removing their posters by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday or as directed by the Conference
Coordinator – Rachel Hickerson. Any posters not picked up will be discarded.
Walton Competition Requirements
1. You must submit either a short abstract or full abstract for your poster when signing up for
2. You must register for the conference to present your poster for judging
3. Reduced copies of your poster are required for judging and must be submitted with the
4. Winners will be announced at the Tuesday evening banquet
*Note that this form is used for ALL poster submissions, not just for the Walton competition.