OR/MS Tomorrow Mini Poster Competition 2024

Share your research idea with the world... on one page!

It is that time of the year. . . the OR/MS Tomorrow mini poster competition is back! Submit your poster now!

About it: The competition seeks to nurture student researchers in developing the skills to summarize and articulate their research ideas effectively and efficiently. OR/MS Tomorrow is running the 2024 mini poster competition for a fifth year!

Eligibility: The competition is open to all students, including current INFORMS members and non-members. Candidates are required to design one letter-sized page to communicate their research topic to the broader audience in the OR/MS community. We accept submissions in three groups: undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students.

Criteria: Winners will be chosen from each group based on the novelty of the topic, maturity of the content, quality of the information, engagement, and aesthetics.


  • The first-place winner in each group will receive $250 USD, and their poster will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2024 issue of OR/MS Tomorrow.
  • The second-place winner in each group will receive $200 USD.
  • Honorable mention in each group will receive $100 USD.
  • Non-INFORMS member winners will also receive a free one-year INFORMS student membership.
  • For undergraduate students entering the competition as a team, the cash prize will be divided among all team members.
  • All winners receive an electronic certificate celebrating their achievements.

Submission Deadline

  • Tuesday, October 15 at 11:59 ET

Submission requirements:

  • The mini poster must be original.
  • The poster must be submitted as a PDF file with a MINIMUM font size of 12 pt. Posters with smaller font sizes will have a score penalization.
  • Portrait orientation is preferred.
  • The author must be a student at the time of submission and provide a letter from their advisor or a certificate of current enrollment to indicate their enrollment as an undergraduate, master’s, or Ph.D. student.
  • Undergraduate students can submit individually or as a team of at most five (5) students. Still, the submission must go under the name of only one author. The remaining students’ names can be added at the end of the submission form.
  • Master’s and Ph.D. students must submit only single-author posters. Collaborators or advisors can be acknowledged at the end of the submission form.
  • Submissions are limited to one poster per student or group of students.
  • Judging is blind, so the author must NOT include their name, address, email, or any other identifying information or acknowledgments on the poster itself.

Submit your poster here!

Check out the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Fall/Winter issues to see the previous mini poster competition winners in our OR/MS Tomorrow Recent Issues page.

If you have questions about the competition, feel free to contact [email protected]