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Guidelines and Judging Criteria

The Academic Festival provides four project categories for you to submit and display your work. Click on each category below to learn about the recommendations, guidelines, and suggestions for submitting projects.


Prizes will be awarded in each category. 
In addition, an Information Literacy Award will be presented by the PSU Mont Alto Library











TO SUBMIT A PROJECT: Please complete the Project Submission Proposal Form.



Preparing and Printing Your Poster: See the instructions for How to et up a poster in Microsoft Publisher as well as Recommendations and Guidelines for preparing and printing your large format poster

Poster projects should be e-mailed to the helpdesk@ma.psu.edu when completed so they can be tracked and printed. Anything submitted less than one week prior to needing the poster is not guaranteed. If there are questions regarding the process, students should contact the Mont Alto ITS helpdesk.



Schedule of Events

12:00–3:00 p.m. Student presentations and displays in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC).
Judging of projects also takes place at this time and students will be available to discuss the details of their projects. Oral presentations and performances will be in 122 MAC.

2:30–3:30 p.m.  Student Art Exhibit opening and reception in The Museum of Temporary Art in the Student Success Center, located on the first floor of the General Studies building.

3:30 p.m.  Awards for the poster and oral presentations as well as student artwork will be announced in the General Studies Building Auditorium.


Projects from Past Years

The Academic Festival began in 2006. The Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival Proceedings contain photographs and details of projects presented by previous students.