IPPA 2022 Poster Prize

The IPPA 2022 Organising Committee is pleased to announce the awarding of a Poster Prize in recognition of outstanding visual presentations of research in archaeology, heritage and other related fields submitted and displayed for the 22nd Congress of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association held in Chiang Mai, Thailand between the 7th and 12th of November 2022.

The Best Poster Presentation Award will receive US$500 and a certificate of recognition. A certificate of recognition will also be awarded to two entries as poster presentation runners-up.




Title: Full title of the paper written in title case, with major words capitalised and minor words in lower case.

Poster Size: The poster should be printed clearly in full colour and be suitable for display on backboards. Only posters in portrait orientation and A0 poster size (841 x 1189mm / 33.1 x 46.8in) will be accepted.

Font and Font Size: Please use common fonts such as Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman. Letters should use a minimum of 70 pt. while all presentation text should not be smaller than 24 pt. Overall, characters should be large enough to be readable at a 1.5m distance.

-   40 – 70 pt for headers

-   >24 pt for body text

- >12 pt for captions,  bibliography, acknowledgements, funding attributions, authorship details, etc.

Content: The research should be articulated clearly and concisely. Include all the  necessary information and visuals that should go into the poster and it should be a standalone piece that does not require any oral explanation. However, it does not need an exhaustive list of details but rather a bare minimum of data and methodology that can explain the outcomes and important ideas of the research. When possible, synthesise results into tables and diagrams.

Images & Graphs: High quality resolution of images and graphs should be carefully selected. They should be large, clear, and easily interpreted. Make sure illustration and table captions are clear and understandable. Graphs and images around 120x180 mm in size is recommended. Images, colours and text appear differently on screen so please make sample printouts to ensure that the final print is high-quality.

References, Acknowledgements, Funding: References, funding attributions, acknowledgements and other additional information can be presented and abbreviated in 12 pt or 18 pt font size at the bottom of the poster.

Poster Print and Setup: The IPPA Secretariat and the Organizing Committee will assist in setting up and taking down of the posters. However, the authors are primarily responsible for the care, set up and removal of their displays. Printing of the posters are solely the responsibility of the authors.

Handouts: We encourage authors to prepare smaller (A4) printouts of their posters and other supplementary materials, if available. This is optional.


Clarity & Quality of Research Content (40%)

Contribution to the Field (35%)

Layout (25%)