Each year, the ABA hosts a Burn Prevention Poster Contest. Posters may address contact burns, scalds, any single burn or fire prevention problem, a specific population, or multiple etiologies.

Posters will be evaluated according to originality of the idea, creativity, quality of the verbal and graphic message, the immediate clarity and positive tone of the message the poster conveys, as well as composition, and other elements of design. We encourage poster submissions to be inclusive of the different diversities we have in our community.*

Three monetary awards in the amounts of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three posters. All awards are paid to the Institutions represented. Winners will be announced during the ABA Annual Meeting.

2024 Contest Winners

1st Place Winner

Nestor Gonzalez
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center

2nd Place Winner

Roma Patel
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center

3rd Place Winner

Andrew Mersmann
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation

People’s Choice Award

Christy Cervera
University Health

*The membership and leadership of the American Burn Association (ABA) intentionally promote and seek diversity, equity, and inclusion among its members.

Diversity is inclusive of but not limited to professional discipline, hospital/organization association, geographic region, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, ableness, socioeconomic status, and religion.