HRMAJ is broadening the scope of activities at its annual conference with its Poster Competition on Thursday, November 26. The poster presentation aims to:

  • re-inforce the conference theme “Riding the Waves: HR to the Rescue”
  • provide an opportunity for conferees to prepare themselves to receive maximum benefits from conference;
  • foster creativity among HR professionals;
  • generate pre-conference discussion on important HR issues that will be covered at conference.

HRMAJ will use the most outstanding artistic presentation of the theme in future HRMAJ publications and/or create a calendar provided that HRMAJ receive permission from the owners.


The poster competition is open to all conference attendees. Participants/organisations will be responsible for all expenses on materials for the posters.

Criteria for Judging

The posters will be judged and prizes awarded for the top 3 posters. Pre-judging will take place at HRMAJ Secretariat to select the final 6 presentations for display at conference. Certificates of participation will be given to all participants in the display.

Criteria for judging will be based on the following.

Exposition of the conference theme30
Use of colour/graphics15
Reflection of HR theories and practices25

The Poster must be submitted with an abstract of not more than one hundred and fifty (150) words explaining what it features.


Awards will be given to the winner of the competition as well as the organisation with which the winner is affiliated. Additionally, the winner and winning organisation will benefit from media exposure.

The 6 most outstanding posters that successfully represent the theme of the conference will be given full exposure throughout Conference29.

Grand Prize - HRMAJ trophy, a video camera and media exposure

Second Prize - Plaque and gift certificate

Third Prize - Plaque and one year free individual Membership to HRMAJ


Completed Entry Forms must be submitted to the HRMAJ Secretariat by October 9, 2009. The forms may be faxed or sent via e-mail.

The deadline for submission of the posters will be November 6, 2009.

  • The winning posters will be the property of the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica
  • Members and family members of the Conference Committee are ineligible to enter


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