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2018 MOON Study Poster Contest Official Rules

1. Eligibility: The 2018 MOON poster contest is open to the general public. Boston Medical Center (and its affiliates, including Lifespan of RI) employees and their immediate family members are ineligible to participate. 

2. Contest dates: Poster entries for the contest will be accepted between January 1, 2018 and will end on April 9, 2018.

3. How to enter: All entrants must complete this official entry form. This entry form is available at BMC.org/MOON-Study. You can access the entry form directly at: https://dinamorrissey.wufoo.com/forms/2018-moon-study-poster-contest/. All entries become the property of the Injury Prevention Center at the Boston Medical Center.

4. Submission guidelines:

  • All submissions must be the original creation of the entrant.
  • Up to 2 submissions in total are permitted per entrant
  • All posters must be submitted in a .pdf or .jpg file.
  • The submission(s) must not contain any material that violates or infringes on the rights of others, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademark or patent rights) or constitutes copyright or trademark infringement.
  • The submission(s) must not defame or invade the privacy rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased.
  • The submission(s) must not contain any tortious, slanderous or libelous materials.
  • The submission(s) must not contain inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful or discriminatory material as determined by the sponsors in their sole discretion.

5. Prizes:

  • 3 - First prizes - $1000 each
  • 3 - Second prizes - $500 each

If Boston Medical Center cannot reach a winning entrant to notify him/her of his/her prize, Boston Medical Center will either provide the prize to another entrant or will use the prize money for another purpose it decides appropriate.

6. Judging: A panel of judges, as determined by MOON study personnel, will select the winners, in their sole discretion, from among all eligible submissions based on creativity, technical quality, persuasiveness of the message and overall presentation. All decisions of the judges are final. You may download a copy of the judging rubric on the MOON study website (bmc.org/moon-study).

7. Release: By participating in or entering this contest, entrant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless sponsor including its respective directors, trustees, officers, committees, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, assigns, third party information providers and representatives from and against all claims (including, claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement), demands, actions, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and other legal expenses), awards, fines and judgments asserted against or recovered from sponsors arising out of or related to entrant's participation in Contest or Submission, arising out of any act, conduct, omission, negligence, misconduct, or unlawful act (or act contrary to any governmental order or regulation) by entrant, and including, but not limited to, personal injury, damage or loss of property, breach or violation of these Official Rules or rights of another by entrant. Sponsor shall not be liable in any way for injuries to persons or damages to property incurred or suffered by entrant or any of entrant's subcontractors, agents, heirs, successors or assigns, or any person related to entrant in any way.

8. All entries become the property of Boston Medical Center and will not be returned. Boston Medical Center may use poster entries in awareness campaigns as it deems appropriate and is not required to notify the entrant of its further use or pay any compensation for the use. Entrees may be publicly disseminated with no prior communication to entrants.

9. Participant must agree to the 2018 MOON Study Poster contest official rules by marking the check box and initialing the submission form online. By completing these steps and submitting form and artwork, the participant agrees with all terms and conditions of Contest Rules.

Judging Rubric

CATEGORY

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3

2

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Graphics – Originality

Several of the graphics used on the poster reflect an exceptional degree of contestant creativity in their creation and/or display

Some of the graphics used on the poster reflect contestant creativity in their creation and/or display

Use of graphics lacks originality and creativity.

No graphics are used in the submission.

Graphics – Relevance

All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand

All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand

Most graphics relate to the topic

Most graphics do not relate to the topic

Attractiveness

The poster is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness.

The poster is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness.

The poster is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy.

The poster is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.

Mechanics

Capitalization, spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct throughout the poster.

There is 1 error in capitalization, spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

There are 2 errors in capitalization, spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

There are more than 2 errors in capitalization, spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

Originality of  message

Poster depicts an important and original message in a novel, creative manner.

 Message is not original, but is displayed in a novel and creative manner.

Message is not original. Method of display is creative, but not novel.

Message is not original. Method of display is not creative or original.

Persuasiveness of the  message (Double Points)

Poster conveys a clear and important  message in a powerful and persuasive manner (8)

Poster clearly conveys a message. (6).

Poster hints at a message (4).

No message is conveyed (0).

Appropriate use of one of listed statistics (required)

Uses one of available statistics in an appropriate and creative manner

Uses available statistic. Use is appropriate but not creative

Use of statistic not appropriate (doesn't fit poster)

Does not use one of required statistics

Overall Impression

One of the best entries

Above average

Average

Below average