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Coastal Connections at LSU – Infographic Challenge

Louisiana Sea Grant hosted a Coastal Connections Infographic Challenge at Louisiana State University on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. in Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in the Energy, Coast & Environment Building. The competition is open to all graduate students at LSU conducting coastal research.

In this competition students will use a mixture of visual imagery and text to effectively communicate their research findings. An infographic is a tool that combines imagery, text and statistical figures to easily convey a subject. They help communicate information quickly and clearly. This Coastal Connections competition focuses on the ability of students to consolidate their ideas, crystalize their research discoveries and share them using the power of visual media.

Image: Infographic poster, Wissam Jawad

Wissam Jawad
Being Cool Comes at a Cost
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Application Timeline

  • September 21: Pre-register for the competition (final submission instructions will follow)
  • September 27: E-mail posters to Dani DiIullo for printing
  • September 30: Come for lunch, view posters and hear about other student opportunities
    (Note: event attendance is not required for award consideration)
  • October 5: Awardees announced

Judging Criteria

Infographics will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Content: is the infographic informative, does it contain original research, is the subject matter compelling
  • Creativity: does the infographic draw the audience in, is information presented in interesting ways to tell a story, does the format/layout flow well
  • Design: does the infographic adequately balance substance and style, is it visually appealing, are fonts and figures legible
Image: Infographic poster, Fahmida Akhter

Fahmida Akhter
What is Missing from the FEMA BCA Toolkit?
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Louisiana Sea Grant will offer travel awards of $500 to the top three students based on effective presentation. These travel awards are for professional meetings or development opportunities that would allow the students to cultivate skills for sharing their research. These awards are to be used for meetings within a year from the Coastal Connections competition.

Competition Rules

  • One infographic per student
  • Students can work together, but would be required to share any award
  • Poster size should be 18” x 24” (or 24” x 18”)
  • Infographics can be presented in either landscape or portrait orientation
  • This document must stand alone. No URLs links, QR codes, etc.
  • Research must pertain to the coast, but not necessarily coastal Louisiana
  • The final document must be a PDF, but it can be created using any software
  • You do not need to be present on September 30

Competition Contact: Dani DiIullo ([email protected])

Image: Infographic poster, Dave Storment

Dave Storment
Equitable Changes to Flood Insurance Rates with Risk Rating 2.0
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2022 Competition Winners:

2021 Competition Winners:

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