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Ohio Statistics Poster Application Form
WHAT IS A STATISTICAL POSTER?
Entries will be judged on the basis of:
Overall impact of the display
- Does the poster immediately catch your eye?
- Is it bright and visually attractive?
- Does it draw you in to investigate the individual graphs?
Clarity of the message
- Do the important relationships and patterns in the data stand out?
- Are the conclusions obvious?
Appropriateness of the graphics for the data
Judges will be teachers of statistics and statisticians. Their decisions
are final. Entries cannot be returned.
All students in K-12 public or private schools in Ohio are eligible.
- Posters are to measure between 18 and 24 inches high and 24 to 30
- Any weight of paper is permitted. Standard posterboard is
- Be sure that anything attached to the poster is affixed securely. Do
not attach perishable items.
- Posters must be the original design and creation of the students.
- Subject matter is the choice of the participants. Data may be
original or published. Original data must be collected by the
- Brief descriptions of the method of collection and purpose of the
poster must be securely taped to the back of the poster. For published
data, a reference must be given.
- Posters must not contain any marks, names or information that reveal
the identity of the individual, team, school, or location.
- Students may work individually or in teams. For the K-3 category,
there is no restriction on the size of the team; it may be as large as
the entire class. For the other three categories, the team may have up
to four students. For teams with members from different grade levels, the
highest grade level determines the entry category.
By submitting a poster, students agree that all rights to their
poster, including all copyrights, are assigned to and become the property
of the American Statistical Association and shall be considered "work
for hire" under the copyright act. Posters may be displayed at conferences,
in electronic format on the internet, or in publications or promotional materials.
CATEGORIES and PRIZES
There are four categories: grades K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. At least $100
in prizes is available for each category.
ENTRY FEE and MAILING
There is no entry fee. All winners of the state competition
will be entered in the national competition provided the application form
for the national competition is submitted. Each entry must include:
- Entry forms for state and national competitions (link to state form is at the top of this page,
link to national form is at the bottom of this page)
- Poster with required descriptions (see rules) securely attached to
the back of the poster
Multiple entries may be mailed together. The best way to send them is
flat between taped sheets of cardboard.
Jerry L. Moreno
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
John Carroll University
University Heights, OH 44118
Entries must be received by March 20, 2013. State winners will be chosen
by May 1, 2013. National winners will be announced by June 1, 2013.
For application forms or further information, contact Jerry Moreno,
director of the state competition, at 216-397-4681, fax 216-397-3033, or
email@example.com. Members of the
Cleveland Chapter may be available to speak to your class about this
Center for Statistical Education, ASA. Student Poster Projects:
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Curcio, F.R. (1989). Developing Graph Comprehension: Elementary and
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Landwehr, J.M. and Watkins, A.E. (1993, revised). Exploring Data,
Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications.
Tufte, E.R. (1983). The Visual Display of Quantitative Information,
Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.
Wainer, H. (May, 1984). "How to Display Data Badly," American
Statistician, 38 no. 2: 137-147.
Wainer, H. and Thissen, D. (Winter, 1988). "Plotting in the Modern
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