The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) initiative and the EuPA Young Proteomics Investigators Club (YPIC) held a virtual poster session at HUPO Connect 2020 for the finalists of the 2020 Ph.D. poster competition sponsored by Molecular Omics. Eight abstracts were selected by an international panel to give their authors an opportunity to present their work in 5-minute oral presentations during a dedicated Ph.D. Poster Competition session at HUPO Connect 2020. The eight finalists were: Edwin Escobar, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States; Xiaobo Tian, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands; Joshua Charkow, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada; Ugo Dionne, Centre de recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Québec-Université Laval, Quebec, Canada; Andikan Nwosu, Brigham Young University, Provo, United States; Maria Jassinskaja, Division of Molecular Hematology, Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Ana Montero Calle, Functional Proteomics Unit, UFIEC, Chronic Disease Programme, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain and Jessica Nickerson, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. All finalists gave very high-quality presentations, which made for an extremely interesting session. In the end, Ugo Dionne took 1st place ($300), Maria Jassinskaja finished 2nd ($150), and Edwin Escobar was recognized with the 3rd place ($150). Congratulations to all finalists! You can read more about the finalists here.