RIIWT 2022 Poster Competition Information and Registration

As part of its 2022 annual conference on March 5-6, RIIWT intended to host an academic poster competition in conjunction with UTS’s March 5 Research Day. But we have decided to extend the competition deadline from February 25 to April 30. Please review the following details, then register using the form below if you would like to participate!

Novice and experienced Unification Thought lecturers and academics are welcome to participate. The theme of this year’s competition was also our conference theme: “Toward Substantive Peace.” 

An academic poster is a visual depiction of a research project. Competition submissions are to focus on how Unification Thought can be used to foster substantive peace.

The extent of development or progress made in research will be an important factor in assessing the quality of research and in determining the winners of the competition.

Participants will be placed in two separate competitions: a competition each for novice and experienced Unification Thought lecturers and academics. $250 USD will be awarded to the winner in each category.

Submissions must include:

The following framework is based on the same parameters as UTS’s Research Day competition. It includes both the submission of 1) an academic poster and 2) a recorded video presentation.

1. An academic poster created digitally

Poster Specifications

  • Must be portrait orientation
  • Must be 24 in. W x 36 in. H (or a 2:3 aspect ratio)
  • May be submitted as a PowerPoint, PDF, PNG, JPG, or other file types, provided that you are able to screen share the poster properly during the recording of your presentation
  • If you choose to use a PowerPoint, a sample template can be downloaded here (the poster does not need to follow this exact layout, but should include all of the categories listed below)

Poster Contents

  • An introduction or abstract,
  • A research question or questions focusing on how Unification Thought can be used to foster substantive peace
  • A description of methodologies/research used in conducting the research
  • A description of findings so far;
  • And conclusions that can be drawn from said findings
  • Major sources used in conducting research
  • Publications or planned publications resulting from research
  • Acknowledgements of colleagues who contributed to the project
  • At least one image or graphic
  • Sample poster

2. A recorded video presentation that includes an explanation of the poster

  • Poster should be displayed/screen shared during the presentation
  • Video should not be longer than 10 minutes
  • Sample video

Scoring Rubric:

The following rubric will be used to score posters and presentations: Scoring Rubric.


  • Registration is now OPEN. Please register using the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Once you have registered, you will receive an invitation to join Canvas, a learning management platform utilized by UTS. Submissions for the RIIWT competition will be collected on a unique Canvas portal, separate from that of UTS.
  • Submissions are due in Canvas by 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2022.
  • Judges will review the submissions in Canvas and select the finalists. Winners will be posted online at the UTS website.
  • An important note is that as a separate competition, RIIWT will have its own evaluation team.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Winners will be posted online on May 15!

To register for the conference, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/inhroa9tj9gXNcFHA.

Thank you!