2021 Student Poster Competition

Topic Areas

The 2021 Maritime Risk Symposium will conduct a Student Research Poster Competition prior to October 15, 2021. This is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate-level students to contribute to the field of maritime risk, gain professional recognition, and build a network of like-minded students, colleagues, and mentors.

The Symposium Leadership Team invites students to submit posters of their research in one of six topics areas:

  • Decarbonization and Transition to Green Technologies

  • Autonomous Vessels and Systems

  • Maritime Cybersecurity

  • Security and Resilience of the Maritime Supply Chain

  • Arctic Maritime

  • The Human Element

While these topics reflect the agenda for the Maritime Risk Symposium, the contest will consider submissions that focus in other areas of Maritime Risk. 

Research Expectations 

Posters will depict research done by the student or students, generally with the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The research could include interviews, literature reviews, an explanation of emerging technology, policy analysis, or other methods of examining risk factors in the maritime domain.


Poster Research will, in general, identify a gap or problem area, evaluate possible solutions or way ahead, and outline future actions, policy steps, or research needed for continued advancement.

Evaluation Criteria

The contest judges will evaluate the posters using the following criteria, with each item assigned a score of 1-5:


Poster Format 

Posters should reflect this template:

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Poster presentations typically include a mix of text graphics, data, images, and other material to illustrate the area of interest. Visual appeal and creativity in format are important in helping others understand your research.


In addition to the title and research content, your poster should include the name of the author(s), faculty mentor(s), and the name of your college, university, or other institution.  

To download the Student Research Poster template please click on the button below. 

Administrative Procedures and Timeline 

  • Students must submit their posters (by uploading the filled-in poster template following the link highlighted in yellow below) prior to midnight on September 15, 2021. 

  • Students will identify themselves as undergraduate or graduate students. Submissions may be individual or collaborative.

  • As part of their submission, students will include a list of references used in their research.

Turn in your completed poster template here. 

Presentation of Posters 

  • Student authors will display their poster on the evening of Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

  • Students will stand by to provide a 7.5- minute presentation of their work and address follow-up questions.


  • Authors of all accepted poster contest submissions will receive a Certificate of Participation.

  • The authors of the Top 12 submissions will receive a framed Certificate of Award and coins from the Maritime Risk Symposium.

  • Winning authors will have breakfast on Day 3 of the Maritime Risk Symposium with key Maritime Risk Symposium leaders.  

Questions about the Student Poster Contest?

Please contact :

Andrew Tucci andrew.e.tucci42@gmail.com

or Shawn Malone shawn.p.malone@lmco.com