Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga, as host of Hiwa-i-te-rangi – National Family Violence Conference 2023 is pleased to launch a poster competition to coincide with the conference being held in Te Whanganui a Tara, Wellington on 23-24 March 2023.

The competition is open to organisations, researchers and collaborations working in the family violence prevention and intervention space.  It provides an opportunity to showcase innovative initiatives, best practices in service delivery, insightful research findings and useful resources relevant to specialist family violence sector kaimahi.

The competition has two prizes – $500 for the best poster as judged by delegates attending the conference and $500 for the best poster as judged by a judging panel comprising representatives from Te Kupenga, Te Puna Aonui, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development and Ara Poutama.

Selection Criteria

To be accepted for entry in the competition, posters must meet the following requirements:

  • Capable of being printed on a single A1 (594mm x 841mm) poster with a white 10mm border
  • Contain information that allows the audience to readily identify its relevance to the field of family violence
  • Contain the name of at least one author and their contact details so that those viewing the poster can seek further information if they wish
  • Be visually appealing
  • Is submitted (in PDF format for printing) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5:00 pm on Friday 10 March 2023. 

Please note that organisations, researchers and groups which are presenting papers at the conference cannot enter a poster on the same topic as their accepted conference paper.

Posters not meeting the selection criteria, or which contain offensive or inappropriate content will be disqualified. 

Posters will be displayed during the conference at the main conference venue.  Those submitting posters are encouraged to attend the conference and be available to delegates to answer questions, promote the content and share/distribute handouts and resources.

While Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga will cover the costs of A1 full-colour poster printing, any additional resources (e.g. handouts) supporting the poster must be provided by the individual/group submitting the poster.

Presentation Suggestions

To assist in developing a visually appealing poster the following suggestions are offered:

  • Select only the most pertinent data to report on the poster.
  • Bring handouts that include a summary of the poster and any supplementary information.
  • Text should be legible at a distance of 1 metre.  Use at least a 24-point type size for the main text.  The title type should be at least 3.5 cm high.
  • The title should be kept as short as possible so that it can be read quickly.
  • Use upper- and lower-case type throughout the poster.  Upper case font only is more difficult to read.
  • Serif fonts (such as Times) are generally easier to read in the body of the text.  Sans serif fonts (such as Arial or Tahoma) are best used in titles, headings, and captions for emphasis.
  • Use boldand/or italics for emphasis.
  • The poster is visual - use graphical elements to convey information and draw attention
  • Keep graphics as simple as possible.  Complex information or research data can be presented in a handout.
  • Ensure photographs (if any) can be seen from a 1-metre distance and have a matte finish (to reduce glare). 
  • Consider high contrast colour schemes (e.g. white/yellow on black, blue on yellow) and avoid colour schemes that are problematic for people with low vision (e.g. blue on red, grey on black or white)

For further information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

REMEMBER:  Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm Friday 10 March 2023