Several poster prizes will be awarded at IUCr 2017. Instructions on how to submit your poster for consideration for one of these prizes will soon be available on this page. This page will list them as and when the information becomes available.

IUCr Journals Poster Prizes:

The IUCr Executive Committee is pleased to continue the series of IUCr Journals awards to be presented at IUCr Congresses. A prize will be awarded to the best poster from a graduate or undergraduate student in each of the following four categories: structural biology, chemistry, materials, instrumentation and methods, and will consist of an IUCr Journals open-access voucher and a certificate.

Those Institutions or Companies that would like to award a poster prize may please contact Prof. K Biradha at for further information.


Worldwide PDB Poster Prize:

The Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB,, which manages the global PDB archive, is pleased to sponsor a poster prize at IUCr 2017. wwPDB partners include the RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB,, Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe,, Protein Data Bank Japan (PDBj,, and BioMagResBank (BMRB, Posters from graduate or undergraduate students in the “structural biology” and related category will be considered for the wwPDB poster prize.

The presenter of the best poster will be awarded a wwPDB signed copy of Methods in Enzymology Volume 579.


Oxford Cryosystems Ltd:

The Oxford Cryosystems Low Temperature Prize is awarded to the best poster describing applications of or developments in low temperature crystallography. The winner will receive a prize of two hundred and fifty pounds sterling donated by Oxford Cryosystems. The posters should be judged by an independent panel of judges selected by the meeting chair. Oxford Cryosystems does not take a role in the judging panel and has no input whatsoever on the judges decision.


CCDC Poster Prize:

exhibitor-ccdc-logoThe Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre is proud to sponsor poster prizes for young scientists at the 24th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography. CCDC prizes are awarded for original research in chemical crystallography, including advances in instrumental, experimental or computational techniques or applications of small-molecule crystallographic information to work in structural chemistry, molecular modelling, materials design, structural biology or chemical informatics. The awardees should be within 10 years of their final degree and must be the presenting author.


NanoMEGAS Poster Prize:

NanoMEGAS Poster prize is awarded to the two best posters describing applications or developments in the field of electron crystallography in material science. The amount for each poster will be seventy five Euros (75 Euro X 2 posters) and will be given directly to the winners.