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PA Statistics Poster Competition
What is the PA Statistics Poster Competition?
A statistics poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data. The competition is open to all K-12 students in Pennsylvania in the four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Cash prizes and certificates are awarded for first, second, third, and fourth place in each category. Certificates are awarded for honorable mentions in each category. The winning posters from the Pennsylvania Competition are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition.
2023 Poster Competition Guidelines
We are pleased to announce that the Saint Francis University Mathematics Department will host the Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition for 2023. Cash prizes and certificates are awarded for first, second, third and fourth place for each category. Certificates are awarded for honorable mention in each category. The winning posters from the Pennsylvania Competition are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition.
Posters MUST be registered/submitted by midnight on Friday, March 24, 2023.
A statistics poster is a display containing graphs that summarize data, provide different points of view, and answer some question (or questions) about the data.
All students in grades K-12 in Pennsylvania are eligible to participate. Entries will be judged in four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12.
Registration/Submission Form Opens February 1, 2023
Registration/Submission Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET
Poster judging and winners announced: April 2023
Rules and Guidelines:
Representing more than one aspect of the data in one graph or by using more than one graph is strongly encouraged. The poster's subject matter is the choice of the participants.
Be sure the poster itself gives no information that identifies the students, teacher, school or district. Identification information will be provided through the online entry form that accompanies each poster.
All posters will be submitted electronically as a high quality image of your physical poster or a digitally created poster. The submission should either be a PDF or a JPG file. There is not a required resolution or file size, but the image should be of a high enough quality that all text and graphics can be read.
Only first-, second-, third-, fourth-place, and honorable mention winners will be notified personally. The PA Statistics Poster website will announce the Pennsylvania winners in April. The ASA web site will announce national winners in August.
Students may work individually or in teams. For the K-3 category, a team may consist of up to an entire class. For the other categories, the team may have up to four students. The highest grade represented by any team member will determine the entry category.
All posters submitted become the property of the competition organizers as a "work for hire" under the copyright act, and will not be returned. Submission of posters constitutes consent to use winner's names, likenesses, and entries for editorial, advertising, and publicity purposes.
Click here for guidance on creating an electronic "poster."
What the Judges will look for:
Overall impact of the display for eye-catching appeal and visual attractiveness, and for its ability to draw in the viewer to investigate the graph or graphs.
Clarity of the message's demonstration of relationships and patterns, obvious conclusions, and the ability to stand alone, even without the documentation on the back of the poster.
Appropriateness of the graphics for the data.
Creativity, neatness, and originality.
Judging will take place in April 2023. All decisions by the judges are final. To be involved with judging of the PA Statistics Poster Competition please contact the Mathematics Department at
First Place: $96
Second Place: $72
Third Place: $48
Fourth Place: $24
If the submission is a collaborative effort, the prize money will be divided equally. For the K-3 category, winning poster submissions by a team of 5 or more students will be distributed according to the school's specifications. Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition winners will also be submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition, which is coordinated by the American Statistical Association.
Congratulations to all of the 2022 Pennsylvania Statistical Poster Competition winners, and thank you to all who participated!
View 2022 Winners
View the Winning Posters
Sponsors of the 2022 Competition include:
- Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania
- Harrisburg Chapter of the American Statistical Association
- Philadelphia Chapter of the American Statistical Association
Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance
Pennsylvania Council Teachers of Mathematics