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.


  • To be eligible, the lead author or one of the authors must be present at the IPPA 2022 conference to submit the poster in person.

  • All posters submitted must represent the original work of any member of IPPA.

  • Multiple authored entries are qualified (as one entry) and awarding will be made based on the merits of the poster.

  • The poster should be submitted according to the general submission procedure set by the 22nd IPPA Congress committees, i.e., meeting the requirements and deadlines announced by the Secretariat and Organizing Committee.

  • Only works that are not yet published or presented at other conferences are eligible for this award.


  • To be considered for this prize, all abstracts for poster presentation should be submitted on or before 15 August 2022. An expression of interest to join the competition is included in the abstract submission form so please ensure that this question is answered.

  • All accepted posters should be converted into a digital format (pdf or jpeg) with a resolution minimum of 4967 x 7022 pixels and submitted via email to the IPPA Secretariat (secgen@ippasecretariat.org) on or before 15 October 2022, 5pm (GMT+7) with the following:

  1. Title of the Paper

  2. Full names of authors or institutions and other identifying details

  3. Text included in the poster

  4. Bibliography of works cited

  • Authors are responsible for making sure that all the content, including images and artwork is their own work or they have secured appropriate permission to reproduce the materials. IPPA assumes no responsibility for any copyright infringements.

  • Aside from special circumstances, any changes will not be accepted after the deadline, i.e., the electronic format submitted to IPPA should be exactly the same as the printed version to be presented/displayed during the conference.


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%)

  • The text along with the selection of images, tables and diagrams completely and clearly communicate the research.

  • Key concepts are properly represented in figures and diagrams.

  • Information and technical contents follow a logical sequence and are concise and sufficiently explained.

  • There are no grammar and spelling errors.

Contribution to the Field (35%)

  • The research makes a considerable contribution to the field of study and to the community.

  • The study demonstrates novelty and originality.

  • The research may also highlight important collaborative directions and interdisciplinary / multi-disciplinary approaches.

Layout (25%)

  • The layout is visually appealing, designed to communicate the research concisely and in an engaging manner.

  • The selection of images, tables, graphs, and spaces are well-balanced and there are no unnecessary text and figures.

  • Colour and fonts were used appropriately, e.g., dramatic images and fonts were used to stress important points only.

  • The overall quality of the print should be sharp, legible and easy to read.


  • IPPA reserves the right not to award any or all of the prizes if submissions lack sufficient overall merit and guidelines were clearly violated.

  • The winners will be announced and will be presented with their awards during the business meeting / closing dinner on the last day of the conference as part of the closing programme of IPPA 2022.

  • Further announcements will also be made through the IPPA Secretariat and IPPA 2022 official websites and via official social media channels.