2024 RDH Student Poster Awards

RDH is honored to open submissions, January 1, 2024, for the 3rd RDH Student Research Poster Awards. The awards will recognize the contributions of senior dental hygiene students and their presentations of current research projects (including table clinics and capstone projects). Awards will be presented for two categories: Original Research and Informational Posters. All submissions will be virtual recorded presentations with a submission deadline of April 30, 2024RDH will announce the recipients of the awards on May 23, 2024.

The Original Research posters will summarize an original research project. Original Research Poster Guidelines. Informational Posters will provide an analysis of published concepts and trends that impact the profession. Informational Poster Guidelines.

This awards program will consider the posters submitted and will be assessed via a rubric system. Original Research RubricInformational Rubric. Awards will be given for both categories: Original Research and Informational Poster for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. A maximum of 25 submissions per category will be permitted. Rules and Regulations.

Who is eligible?

Entrants must be enrolled in an accredited U.S. dental hygiene program and in their senior year. All presenters must be students at the time of the application deadline to participate. A minimum one (and a maximum of two) presenters are allowed for each poster presentation. For groups with more than two presenters; costs for travel to UOR will only be covered for two presenters. Presenters must have been directly involved in conducting the information study presented.

A maximum of 1 poster per category may be submitted by each U.S. dental hygiene program.

How can you submit your poster?

The link to submission page will be open from January 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024.

What is the selection process?

All submissions will be judged by a panel of appointed experts and evaluated with a rubric system. Original Research Rubric and Informational Poster Rubric. The top three scoring posters in each category will be notified by May 23, 2024.

What do the recipients receive?

The top 3 scoring posters in each category will be recognized on numerous platforms, including the RDH Facebook page and website.  Finalists will be featured in RDH Magazine, RDH eVillage, and RDH Graduate.

The 1st place winners, up to 2 authors, of Original Research and Informational respectively will receive registration to the 2024 RDH Under One Roof conference July 18-20, 2024 in Denver, round trip airfare, and hotel.  The 1st place winners will be defending the results of their posters in person with the 2nd and 3rd place winners have the option of shipping posters to be displayed at Under One Roof.