This competition strives to encourage members to present their findings at the national level using a poster format. In addition, it provides a venue for laboratory educational programs to showcase their ‘best and brightest’. ASCLS invites all members to present their papers or other relevant findings at the Annual Meeting using this format.

The presentations will be judged in a peer-reviewed fashion onsite, and awards provided for the best posters in the following categories: member, graduate student, undergraduate student.

Award: The winners will receive a plaque at the ASCLS Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony.

Awards will be given for the best undergraduate, graduate student, and best practitioner poster at the ASCLS meeting. A complimentary year’s membership in ASCLS at the First Year Professional or the Professional I level will be the prize.

The undergraduate student whose poster is judged best in the competition will also be given a cash prize of $500 by the ASCLS E & R Fund.

Winning authors are encouraged to submit their presentation to the journal Clinical Laboratory Science. (Note: Significant editorial changes may be necessary before publication and the journal reserves the right to reject any submission not deemed worthy of publication.)

Complete submission guidelines and instructions may be found at 


  • Any current ASCLS member
  • Accredited MLT or MLS educational programs are invited to present student and faculty/practitioner posters
  • Programs may submit more than one poster