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2016 Plat and Mapping Contest
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SAMSOG’s 2016 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition

This will be a juried contest.  All winning entries will be exhibited at the SAMSOG Technical Seminar in Marietta, Georgia on January 21st-23rd, 2016. Map/Plat entries may be (1) Black and white (halftone/shaded) or blueline (2) Color; or (3) A high resolution JPEG or PDF.  Entrants need not be members of SAMSOG.  A member of SAMSOG must sponsor the map, plat or project under consideration and their name must be so noted on the nomination form.  The entry plat/map must have been completed after June 30, 2014 and may not have previously been entered in this contest. The entry many be freehand, machine drafted or computer aided drafted.
Prizes to be awarded

1st Place $200, Admission for two to the Conference Luncheon and a Framed Certificate
2nd Place $100, Admission for one to the Conference Luncheon and a Framed Certificate

Submit 6 prints for each entry with a maximum map size of 34” x 44” or email the entry form along with a high resolution PDF or JPEG (multiple entries by the same entrant can be emailed at the same time) or submit on CD-ROM if file size is too large for e-mail. (The form will be posted on the SAMSOG website.)  No multiple entries for the same category. Submissions must be a single drawing; it may originate as part of a set of drawings, however, it must be entered as a single sheet.  All entries must be received by 5pm on Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.  Use one entry form per document submitted.  The committee will notify the winners to send prints for display. 

SAMSOG’s 2016 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition Entry Form Link

All entries will be judged on adherence to the minimum standards as set forth by the State of Georgia.  The judges will consider interpretability, content & layout of data shown, presentation, innovation, applicability to typical client or persons using this type of map, and correctness.  Neatness and accuracy of scale will be considered.  The decisions of the judges are final.  SAMSOG will sponsor the 1st place winners for Subdivision, Boundary, Topographical, ALTA/ACSM and Miscellaneous Categories from this competition to be entered into the national NSPS contest. (Use one entry form per document submitted.)

Please send me your plats!!!

Dr. Roger C. Purcell, P.E., R.L.S.
Plat Contest Committee Chairman

Georgia Southern University
Civil Engineering & Construction Management Department
P.O. Box 8077
Statesboro, GA 30460 
email: (Note: My email has changed!)


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