April 3, 2022 / Community

PPMD’s 2022 Annual Conference: Knight Hacks Poster Contest

Thanks to the generosity of PTC Therapeutics and members of the community, PPMD has established Knight Hacks: Everyday Tips and Tricks for Families, in memory of Angela Knight.

One of Angela Knight’s enduring legacies is that she never let Duchenne stop her son Jack from doing everything he wanted in life.

Whether it was creating travel adventures, finding accessible transportation when there seemed to be none, or setting Jack up for successful independent living in college, Angela always found a way to make things work.

Knight Hacks Poster Contest

We’re pulling together our community to learn about what they do to make life easier to share ideas and hacks with one another with our ‘Knight Hacks’ Contest!  Families can submit their hacks to showcase to others what they do at home, while traveling or at school to make life easier – such as attaching gaming equipment to a Hoyer Lift for easy playing in bed, using a spaghetti strainer for light switches, and making a table top with C-clamps to adjust table height.  What is it that you do?  No matter how big or small, share your hack!

Participate in our first-ever Knight Hacks contest at PPMD’s 2022 Annual Conference, and see real-life hacks during our Poster Session & Resource Fair!

Contest Overview

This year at the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference, we are hosting a poster contest! We want to showcase the ingenuity of this amazing community, by featuring some of your own ideas/tips that make life a little easier. Click here for a few examples.

Knight Hacks Poster Contest Entries will be on display at the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference.

To Participate

Complete the Registration Form by May 22nd, 2022. This form includes your Knight Hack idea and intention to participate. Entrants must be attending the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference in person in Scottsdale, AZ or virtually.


  1. Create a poster that visually demonstrates a ‘Knight Hack’, something that you or your family do to make things work a little better for you.  Each family may submit one poster for entry.
  2. Posters can be handmade or created digitally, have some fun!
  3. Must be large enough to see at a 6ft distance. Min: 28” x 22”, Max: 36” x 24”.  Posters should be portrait layout.
  4. You may choose to submit your poster in-person or electronically. Please see deadlines below.
    1. In- Person Entry: Submit a photo of your post by June 3rd to jamie@parentprojectmd.org. Bring poster with you to the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
      1. PPMD will reimburse each contest entrant up to $150 for poster materials/printing. Please email jamie@parentprojectmd.org for a reimbursement form.
    2. Electronic Entry: Poster must be uploaded by June 3rd and will be printed by PPMD.
      1. Upload a PNG, JPEG, or PDF file. Please be sure the file is formatted to your desired size (Min: 28” x 22”, Max: 36” x 24”) at 100% scale and a resolution of at least 200DPI to 300DPI.  Click Here to Submit Electronic Entry.
  5. All posters will be displayed at the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, beginning June 23, 2022 through June 24, 2022.  Entries may only be submitted by those attending the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference in person or virtually.  We ask that you stand near your poster during the Welcome Reception, 6:30pm-8:00pm, on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  Posters can be claimed starting Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Posters will become property of PPMD if not claimed by the conclusion of the conference.
  6. Prize winners will be announced at the Celebration Dinner at the conference on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  You do not need to be in person to win.

Judging Criteria

  1. Prizes will be awarded in three categories:
    1. Clinician/Provider Favorite
    2. Researcher/Scientific Favorite
    3. Community Favorite
  2. All judges and the community will vote via the Conference App
  3. Posters will be judged on the following criteria on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest:
    1. Creativity of the hack
    2. Helpfulness of the hack in everyday life
    3. Ease of replication of the hack
    4. Uniqueness of the hack
    5. Poster design

Additional Opportunities

Video Submissions

Although not part of the judging process, we are collecting 30 seconds videos of “hacks in action” to be played on a loop throughout the poster session.  Please indicate on your form above whether or not you will submit a video.  Videos can be submitted by anyone in the community regardless of your intention to attend the Annual Conference.

Videos need to be submitted by June 10, 2022. Click here to upload your “Hacks in Action” Videos.


  • May 22, 2022 – Registration Deadline.
    To participate in the 2022 Knight Hacks Poster Contest, the registration form must be completed by May 22nd, 2022.
    Click Here to Register
    If you have any questions please reach out to jamie@parentprojectmd.org
  • June 3, 2022 – Electronic Entry Submission Deadline.
    To submit your entry electronically, upload your poster file to the Knight Hacks Poster Contest Submission folder.
    Click Here to Submit Electronic Entry
  • June 3, 2022 – Poster Approval
    All posters must be submitted to jamie@parentprojectmd.org for approval in the conference. Please send a photo of your poster.
  • June 23, 2022 by 11:00am: In- Person Entry Submission Deadline.
    Bring your poster to the 2022 PPMD Annual Conference. Drop-off your poster at the Registration Desk by 11:00am for entry.

Knight Hacks Poster Contest Registration Form: Click Here

Knight Hacks Poster Contest Electronic Submission Upload: Click Here

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