GIS Day 2019 Poster Contest
September 23, 2019

Graduate and undergraduate students who use GIS (geographic information systems) and remote sensing are invited to enter a GIS Day poster contest sponsored by UCR Library and campus partners.

GIS Day provides an opportunity for people to learn about geography and the uses of GIS. This year, UCR is observing GIS Day on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Acceptable formats

Printed posters measuring 36” x 48” will be accepted.

Collaborations are allowed, as are multiple entries. Please note that for group entries, a prize will be awarded to the first author listed if that entry wins.

How to enter

Prior to entering, students must submit an abstract by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 31 for review and approval by the GIS Day Planning Committee.

The form to submit an abstract can be found at For questions, contact Geospatial Information Librarian Janet Reyes at, or call her at (951) 827-6421.

The committee will notify prospective entrants by Friday, Nov. 1 whether their abstract was accepted or declined.

Students whose abstracts were accepted must submit a PDF of their poster, and make arrangements for having it printed, by 2:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7. Poster printing fees at the Orbach Science Library poster printing service (ORB Room 121) are waived for the contest. Successful applicants will receive more details with their acceptance notification.

Poster display

From Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 22, the entries will be displayed in the Orbach Science Library atrium.

From 2:30 - 3:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 14, entrants will have the opportunity to explain their posters and answer questions.

The contest’s first, second, and third-place winners will be announced at 3:45 pm on Nov. 14 at the poster display.

Contest prizes will include a variety of items.