TM Aganon Best RDE Management Poster Award

General Guidelines

Mechanics of Participation 

1. An abstract of the poster should be submitted to the PHILARM Secretariat for screening and approval for its presentation during the convention.  

  • Abstract for a poster should be 250-300 words, double-spaced with a font of 12 in Times New Roman, and computer-printed in an 8 ½” X 11” bond paper
  • Title should all be in capital letters. In case the title exceeds one (1) line, it should be in an inverted pyramid form.
  • The underlined full name (s) of the author (s) starting from the first/given name
  • An asterisk must be placed after the name of the author who will present the paper.
  • In cases where the paper has many authors coming from one or different institutions, superscript numbers should be used to indicate the author’s corresponding position, institution if applicable, and address.
  • The use of abbreviation is not accepted. Acronyms should be spelled out the first time they are used. If several acronyms are used, they could be listed with their meanings at the end of the abstract.
  • Several keywords should be provided at the end of the abstract.
  • The abstract of the poster should be submitted to the PHILARM Secretariat on or before June 30, 2018 for screening and approval. 
  • Please send ecopy of the abstract through email:
  • Official communication will be sent to author(s) of the posters which have been approved for presentation and competition. 

2. The poster should both be attractive and self explanatory - presenting organized and concise key ideas, conclusions and recommendations.

3. Poster should be 40” x 30” (in portrait format) with labels not exceeding 600 words.

4. The design should flow sequentially from one part to the next (left to right or top to bottom). Number or arrows may be used to help the eye move from item to item in the correct order. Avoid cluttering with text or artwork.

5. Poster text should be presented in no more than three colors. Dark typed on light background is easiest to read.

6. Photographs/illustrations should be 5” X 7”. Captions and labels should be readable from two meters away and not cluttered with unnecessary details. Graphs are preferable to tables. Use only one vertical scale per graph.

7. The poster must be set-up/displayed in the designated area a day before the Convention proper and must remain on display until the Awarding Ceremonies.


  1. A plaque and cash prize will be given to the author (s) of the Best RDE Management Poster.
  2. Certificate of Recognition will be given to the authors of the RDE Management Poster during the convention. 

Click here to view the list of previous winners of the Best RDE Management Poster Award.