Scientific Display Competition

Student Scientific Display Competition



First Place          $150.00 Cash Award

Second Place     $100.00 Cash Award

Third Place         $  50.00 Cash Award



  1. Radiologic Science, Radiation therapy, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and MRI students in an accredited Radiologic Science or Medical Imaging Program are encouraged to enter this competition.
  1. The student must be a TSRT member by January 16, 2019 and at the time of the 2019 Annual Meeting.  TSRT applications can be found at
  1. The following individuals/groups are prohibited from entering this competition:  Companies, School Employees, Faculty Members, Educators, TSRT Board Members, Judges, and companies or individuals with TSRT Contracts.

Students registered in a primary medical imaging modality (Radiography, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, etc.) regardless of enrollment status, will be qualified as a registered technologist; therefore, the individual is ineligible to compete with non-registered student technologists. This standard will be applied according to the status during the time of competition.

  1. TSRT reserves the right to limit the number of displays for this competition due to space constraints.  Educators and students will be notified via email by January 25, 2019 of any limitations.



  1. Student must complete an online 2019 application for Student Scientific Display Competition.
  1. The student must email the following to tsrtinc@outlook.com1) Display title name 2) Program Director verification letter of your student status. The attached letter from your Program Director must be on college/school letterhead and dated between January 1st and January 25th. The email should be labeled with the student’s name and competition name in the subject line. The deadline for submission is January 25, 2019
  1. The email should include the 1) Display title name 2) Verification letter as separately labeled documents.
  1. Presentations submitted for award consideration may not have been shown at any previous TSRT or ASRT meeting/convention and must be done entirely by the student(s).


Displays and Subject Matter

  1. All displays must include a free standing three panel display board.  Display panels cannot exceed 48″ high and 57″ wide in dimension.  No electrical plugs will be available for displays.
  1. All photographs, x-rays, charts, and/or legends must be a components of the poster board (matted, mounted, printed, etc.).  These items and other artifacts may be placed either on the 3-panel display board or on the table in front of and within the parameters of the 3-panel display board.
  1. The exhibitor’s subject matter must be related to Radiologic Science, Radiation Therapy, or Diagnostic Imaging.  Charts, descriptive materials, technical factors, photographs, and artifacts may be used and are encouraged to supplement the exhibit.  Emphasis should be placed on originality of viewpoints and technical excellence.
  1. Proper credit must be given for all copies and/or referenced material.  A typed letter size page must be placed on the table in front of the display panels and shall include the display title and bibliography/credit information.  This page must be matted or mounted on poster board.
  1. The student’s name, name of any institution, and patient information must be blocked off all x-rays and artifacts on the display.  Any identification of a particular student, group or institution may not be included in any form on the front, sides, or back of display.  The display must be HIPAA compliant and completely anonymous to the viewing public and judges.
  1. The competition is founded on creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship.




Student exhibitor(s) assumes full responsibility for their display. The Texas Society of Radiologic Technologist, Inc. is not liable for loss or damage.  TSRT will take all reasonable precautions to insure the safety of all displays during the exhibition.


Display Time-Table and Judging


  1. Assembly of the displays will be from 3pm-5pm April 4th or 7:00 am – 9:00 am on April 5th of the 2019 Annual Meeting.  A TSRT Representative will be present to review the assembled displays and to answer any questions that may arise.
  1. The Scientific Displays will officially be open for viewing and judging at 9:30 am on April 5th, 2019.  Displays not set up by the above-mentioned times will not be eligible for judging or cash awards.
  1. The VP will meet with students during the assembly period to review judging criteria and help verify that the display is ready for judging.
  1. After 9:00 am, April 5, 2019, the exhibitor(s) will not be permitted to make any adjustments or changes to their display.
  1. Displays must remain intact until 4:00pm of the day of the meeting (April 5, 2019)
  1. Displays must be dismantled and removed from the display hall by 5:00 pm on April 5, 2019
  1. The TSRT President or VP shall select three (3) judges prior to the Annual Meeting.  The judges are responsible to the President/VP and their decisions shall be final.  In the case of a tie, a fourth judge will be appointed by the TSRT President or VP.  The 4th judge will make the deciding vote.
  1. 8.  Judges will score the display using the Judge’s Scoring sheet.  The maximum points a display can receive will be 120 points per judge.  Judges will look at such topics as Originality, Value and Interest, and Care in Preparation.



Any questions regarding the eligibility of an applicant’s display that cannot be settled by the VP must be submitted to the President of TSRT.  If not satisfactorily settled by the President, eligibility status will be decided by the TSRT Board of Directors and Officers and their decision shall be final.


Presentation of Awards

  1. Ribbons shall be placed on the award-winning displays on April 5, 2019 and awards/winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony. Winners are encouraged to attend.
  2. If the winning student is unable to attend the Awards Ceremony, their award will be mailed to their Director of their educational.  It will be is the responsibility of the director/institution to forward and distribute the award to the recipient.

E-Mail to:          

(Subject line:  Student’s name and title of competition)

Office of the Vice President

E-Mail Dates Accepted:  Between January 16 and January 31, 2018

Use Microsoft Word only

Scientific Display Online Application

Deadline:  January 25, 2019


Texas Society of Radiology Technologists

2010 Scientific Display Judge’s Scoring Sheet

Criteria Check List Yes No
Display up and ready for judging by 9:00 AM on April 6th, 2018?
3-Panel display board present and within maximum height of 48” and maximum width of 57”.
All items/artifacts on display board/table inside maximum height/width?
Appropriate credit/bibliography present?
All student, institution, and/or patient identifiers removed?
Does this presentation reflect the subject of Radiologic Sciences or Diagnostic Imaging?
All photos, papers, x-rays, charts, credits/bibliographies, and/or legends are matted and/or mounted on display board or displayed within the maximum height/width guidelines?
Does this exhibit meet all criteria for judging?  (All boxes must be ‘yes’ to be judged Any answer of ‘no’ results in disqualification with no score assessed.)


Topic Out-standing


Above Average





Below Average


Too Simple




Originality – New approach, procedure, or technique            
Originality – Evidence of research            
Originality – Knowledge of subject            
Value/Interest – Practical value or            
interest to technologists            
Value/Interest – Educational value to            
Value/Interest – Contribution to higher            
standard of radiology work            
Care in Preparation – Grammatical            
construction; use of references and bibliographies            
Care in Preparation – Organization of material and neatness            
Total Score            
Judge 1___________  Judge 2___________ Judge 3_______________


Texas Society of Radiologic Technologists

  2019 Application for Student Scientific Display Competition


Title of Display: ______________________________________________________________________________


Name of Student #1 ____________________________________________________________________

E-Mail Address       ____________________________________________________________________

Student’s #1 Address


City State


Are you a __student or __RT (check one) in an accredited Radiologic Science/Therapy Program?   ____ Yes    ____ No
Are you a TSRT student member by January 16, 2018?   ____ Yes      ____ No

If not, go to  and complete a TSRT application and submit with payment by January 16, 2019


Name of Student #2 _____________________________________________________________________

E-Mail Address       _____________________________________________________________________

Student #2 Address


City State


Are you a __student or __RT (check one) in an accredited Radiologic Science Program?   ____ Yes    ____ No
Are you a TSRT student member by January 16, 2018?   ____ Yes      ____ No

If not, go to  and complete a TSRT application and submit with payment by January 16, 2019.


Rad. School Name_____________________________

E-Mail Address _______________________________

Address City
Name of Program Director State/Zip




Brief Description: ______________________________________________________________________________






  1. Completed application (along with appropriate paperwork) must be e-mailed to TSRT and e-mail dates must be between January 16 and January 25, 2019. Student’s name and title of competition must be placed in the Subject Line of the email.
  2. You must be a TSRT student/active member by January 16, 2019 and a Radiologic Sciences/Therapy student at the time of the 2019 TSRT Annual Meeting.
  3. Attach a letter from your Program Director (with college/school logo) verifying your student status. Typed ‘signature’ of Program Director will be OK.
  4. Only one Scientific Display Competition application and verification letter per e-mail.


I have read the above rules and regulations.  I understand and agree to abide by these rules and regulations governing the Award of Merit Competition.



Type Your Initials Here:

Student 1 ____________

Student 2 ____________

Student 3 ____________

Student 4 ____________

Student 5_____________


E-Mail to:           

(Subject line:  Student’s name and title of competition.)

Office of the Vice President


E-Mail Dates Accepted:   Between January 16 and January 25,, 2019.

Use Microsoft Word only

(To enter names/info of Students 3, 4, and/or 5, add another copy of this page.)