The Waxmann Poster Prize had an extremely successful launch at ECER 2011 Urban Education in Berlin. EERA judges chose three winners from around 60 top quality posters entered by conference participants.
Svenja Harten-Buttner from the University of Groningen picked up the first prize of €300 for her poster entitled “The Teacher’s X-Factor: A Solution for Teachers Feelings of Professional Inadequacy in Teaching Students with Behavioural Problems”. Second prize went to Dr. Cornelia Knoch from the Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich for her effort “New in School? The Integration of Young Teachers in School. How to Support the Start in their Professional Careers”. The University of Szczecin’s Anna Babicka-Wirkus was awarded third prize for her poster “The Right of Self-Expression and the Rituals of Resistance of Students from Junior High School”.
Each network had entered nominees for the best poster in their network. Five judges, including EERA President Lejf Moos, then reviewed each poster in person in the poster exhibition room at ECER and chose the top three. The three winners were announced at Jaap Dronker’s Keynote Session on Thursday September 15th where they received certificates along with their prizes from the Waxmann Publishing Company.
Waxmann is a long-time and valued contributor to ECER. EERA was recently pleased to announce that the publishing house had offered to sponsor the prize for best poster at the ECER Main Conferences from 2011 to 2013. This year, first place received €300, while second and third place were awarded €200 and €100 respectively.