The award committee consists of Taehun Lee, Bruce Boghosian, Ilya Karlin, Takaji Inamuro, and Marisol Ripoll (chair).
Each member of the award committee visits the posters, and then chooses the five best ones in his/her criteria, attending to both presentation, and scientific content. After discussion within the committee, each committee member independently gives points to each chosen poster. Five points corresponds to the best poster, and then four, three, two, one. The votes are then counted, which most likely will result with one poster with the most points, this will be the winner. In case, two or more posters have equal maximum points, the voting will be repeated with only with these ones.