Poster Creation Guidelines

The advisors of the program along with the evaluators are aware that not all projects will have conclusive results at this point in time. We are aware that many projects are ongoing. The idea is that you are able to discuss what you were working towards, include results if you have them and, if not, discuss what needs completing in order to attain results, projection of results where possible, etc. All this, any issues of confidentiality, and authorship of the poster should be discussed with your faculty advisor(s).

Note: Prizes are not awarded on the basis of results.

There are a number of research posters displayed around the OVC. Look around and see what catches your eye, which ones are clear and easy to read, coherent and graphically pleasing. Your advisor(s) can give you the appropriate additional advice on the creation of your posters, content and format appropriate to your specific projects. The University of Guelph Learning Commons has produced this How to Prepare a Poster guide.


  • Posters are not to exceed 36" (height) x 48" (width)
  • Posters must use landscape orientation

Every poster MUST include the following:

  • The correct version of the OVC Crest
  • The current version of the University of Guelph Cornerstone
  • Logos from ALL funding bodies and collaborating institutions that supported the project with a mention in the Acknowledgements section of the poster. You must not change the appearance of the logo except to adjust the size.
  • Acknowledge the source of funding
This template is available for use as a guide. You may change the colours of the poster and change the size and number of the columns, but please use the logos in the header as they appear. The University of Guelph logo may be in one of the four acceptable colours, the OVC logo must be in its original colours.

It is especially important that your advisor review the content you wish to include. Please review the information on the University of Guelph Brand Guide. If you have any other questions regarding poster creation, staff in the Learning Technologies Centre are happy to assist. Contact them at ext. 54778.

Submitting Posters For Printing:

On-campus locations where you can get your poster printed: