KNCV Poster Competition

Each year, Jong KNCV organises a poster competition especially for academic Master’s students. This competition, which has been organised since 1999, takes place during the PAC Symposium, an annual chemistry symposium for students organised by students. The competition offers students a platform for presenting their internship research or thesis by means of a poster.

Alongside the public prize, for which everybody attending the symposium can vote, a professional KNCV jury will award three prizes at the end of the day.

Registration for this years poster competition has already started, you can register using the following link. Please note that registration for the PAC Symposium is also needed, you can register for the Symposium using this link.

Thursday the 8th of march 2018, the latest edition of the poster competition took place during the PAC-Symposium 'Discovery' at the University of Utrecht.

2018 Prize winners

Prize Winner University
First Wowa Stroek University of Amsterdam
Second Stephan Falcao Ferreira Free University Amsterdam
Third Brendan Horst University of Amsterdam
Public Mark Slagter Utrecht University

Who can enter the competition?

University students studying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biotechnology, (bio-) pharmaceutical sciences, food technology, life sciences, molecular science & technology, molecular (life) sciences, chemistry, chemical technology or related studies.


Students can compete for one of these prizes:

Prize Amount
First prize EUR 500
Second prize EUR 250
Third prize EUR 150
Public's choice EUR 100


Winner of the KNCV poster competition 2016


"Are you currently an intern in a research group or chemical company, or did you complete an internship recently? As a participant of the previous edition, I warmly recommend you to subscribe for the KNCV Poster Competition of the upcoming PAC-symposium. This contest allows you to exercise the art of explaining your research to a jury of chemists from various branches, as well as to students from varying chemistry programmes (including e.g. Chemical Technology and Molecular Science & Technology) who are enrolled in different years and at different universities. This requires you to tell your story in different dialects of the chemistry language. A freshman is likely to ask you questions which are very different from those asked by a senior chemist. Training the skill of successfully informing and exciting fellow chemists for your work is important regardless of the career that you envision. This poster competition is the perfect occasion to do so! It’s fun and you might even go home with a glorious prize."
- Marianne Lankelma, winner 1st prize of the Jong KNCV Poster Competition 2016