Greetings from MACRO-2017 team.
We are very happy to inform that Best Poster Awards have been instituted for Macro-2017 in
collaboration with the “American Chemical Society”. The award will be called the “ACS Best
Poster Award” and will carry a certificate and cash prize.
The ACSBest Poster Award will be awarded to the delegate with the best poster in each of the
focus areas as mentioned in the MACRO-2017 technical programme.
Selections for these awards are made by a “Selection Committee” consisting of eminent panel of
judges. The judges will evaluate the effective visual and written communication of the poster,
quality of work and the interaction of the contributer.
We are looking forward to your participation at MACRO-2017.
Guidelines for ACS Best Poster Presenters
- Best Poster Awards have been instituted for MACRO 2017 by “American Chemical Society”. The award will
be called the “ACS Best Poster Award” and will carry a certificate and cash prize.
- The ACS Best Poster Award will be given to the delegate with the best poster in each of the focus areas
as mentioned in the technical programme of MACRO 2017.
- Selections for these awards are made by a “Selection Committee” consisting of eminent panel of judges. The
judges will evaluate the effective visual and written communication of the poster, quality of work and the
interaction of the contributor.
- Each poster session author will be provided with a vertical poster board (portrait orientation). The board will
indicate the appropriate paper number (PP No.) in upper right or left corner. Authors are responsible for
mounting their own material at least 4 hours prior to the opening of the session and for removing it within onehalf
hour after the session closes.
- The size of the poster should be 1 m (height) x 0.9 m (width) in portrait orientation
- The evaluation will be completed 2 hrs before the session opens officially. Hence the contributors are
requested to be present at the venue with their posters for evaluation. The contributors who are not present
to during evaluation shall be deemed as disqualified.
- The organizers shall provide a reasonable supply of push pins, double sided adhesive tapes, marking pens,
etc., but we suggest authors provide their own if possible.
- For all matters related to poster awards, judges’ decision shall be final.
Supplement to Poster Preparation Guidelines
- In a room, full of posters, consider the visual impact your presentation needs to make in order to attract
readers. Everything should be legible from three feet. Use colors to increase contrast and impact, but avoid
fluorescent colors which will make things hard to read when someone gets closer.
- Choose a simple font such as Times, Helvetica or Prestige Elite and stick with it. Avoid overuse of outlining
and shadowing, it can be distracting. To make something stand out, use a larger font size, bold or underline
- The title should be in very large type, 84 pt or larger. Your name and institute should also be noted in large
type, consider 72 pt. Headings and sub-headings should be at least 36 pt. You need not use all capitals for
titles and headings, it can sometimes make them harder to read.
- Text on panels should be between 18 and 24 pt to be legible. Use double or 1.5 spacing between lines of
text. Keep each panel relatively short and to the point. More than 25 lines won't get read, but 15 to 18 usually
will. Framing the text by putting a box around it will also help readers to focus.
- Wherever possible, use graphs, charts, tables, figures, pictures or lists instead of text to get your points
- Make sure your presentation flows in a logical sequence. It should have an introduction, body and conclusion,
just like any other presentation. Arrange it ahead of time to make sure it fits the space provided.
- It is also a good idea to bring along some extra push pins, double sided tapes, scissors etc.