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. The competition offers students a platform for presenting their internship research or thesis by means of a poster. This year, the competition will take a different form to tie in well with this digital edition of the PAC symposium. We call it a poster pitch competition, where participants can submit a video pitch, from which a professional jury then selects a top three. These will be allowed to present their research live at the symposium, after which the audience will determine the final order of the top three. Remember to submit your pitch before the 14th of Januari!

For the precise details, visit the Jong KNCV website:

Thursday the 5th of march 2020, the latest edition of the poster competition took place during the PAC-Symposium 'Back to the Future' at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2020 Prize winners

Prize Winner University
First Kristel Jagtenberg University Utrecht
Second Roy Steneker Leiden University
Third Anissa Haim University of Amsterdam
Public Stein Overtoom & Kevin Smit University of Amsterdam

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


Winner of the KNCV poster competition 2020