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2019 Plat & Map Contest

Monday, November 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ginger Walker
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2019 Annual Plat and Mapping Competition

This will be a juried contest.  All winning entries will be exhibited at the SAMSOG Technical Seminar on January 17th-18th, 2019. Map/Plat entries must be a PDF file. No paper copies.  Entrants need not be members of SAMSOG. (For winners that go to the NSPS competition, paper copies may be required.)  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, 2017 and may not have previously been entered in this contest. The entry many be freehand, machine drafted or computer aided drafted. The maximum map size is 34” by 44”.
Prizes to be awarded

1st Place $250, Admission for two to the Conference Luncheon and a Certificate. Prizes will be awarded at the 2019 SAMSOG Technical Seminar Awards Luncheon Thursday, 1/17/2019 at 1pm.

Submit a high resolution PDF 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 Monday, January 7th, 2019.  Use one entry form per document submitted.   


Entry Form Link

All entries will be judged on adherence to the minimum standards as set forth by the State of Georgia and/or ALTA/NSPS as appropriate. The judges will consider quality, content, innovation in layout, interpretability, presentation, applicability to typical client or persons using this type of map, and correctness. Neatness and accuracy of scale will also be considered.  The decisions of the judges are final. SAMSOG will sponsor the 1st place winners for Subdivision, Boundary, Topographical, ALTA/NSPS and Miscellaneous Categories from this competition in the National NSPS Plat Contest. (Please use one entry form per document submitted).

Dr. Roger C. Purcell, P.E., R.L.S.
Plat Contest Committee Chairman
Georgia Southern University
Civil Engineering & Construction Department
P.O. Box 8077
Statesboro, GA 30460

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Engineering Building, Rm 1120A
201 COBA Drive, BLDG 232
Statesboro, GA 30458


SAMSOG’s entries in 2018 were outstanding and again we had some terrific national winners! Look at the names of the winners given below. We want to see your name as a winner in 2019.


2018 NSPS National Winners

Topographic Plats
2nd Place: Robyn G. White                        

Patton Land Surveying                                                 

Gainesville, GA     


Miscellaneous Plats

2nd Place: Bradley Markham

Seiler & Associates

Stockbridge, GA



3rd Place: Lewis R. Shelton                                         
LRS Surveying             

Cartersville, GA                 


Boundary Plats
3rd Place: Chris Patton                                    

Patton Land Surveying

Gainesville, GA   

2018 SAMSOG Plat Contest Winners 

ALTA Plats

1st Place: Lewis R Shelton                                       2nd Place: Matthew Alexander
LRS Surveying                                                            Rochester & Associates, Inc.

Cartersville, GA                                                          Gainesville, GA      


Boundary Plats
1st Place: Chris Patton                                             2nd Place: Major E. Wilkerson

Patton Land Surveying                                               Land Engineering 

Gainesville, GA                                                           McDonough, GA       


Topographical Plats

1st Place: Robyn G. White                                        2nd Place: Roger London

Patton Land Surveying                                               London Land Surveying & Assoc.

Gainesville, GA                                                           Cleveland, GA             


Subdivision Plats

1st Place: Matthew Alexander                                 2nd Place: Chris Patton       
Rochester & Associates, Inc.                                     Patton Land Surveying 

Gainesville, GA                                                           Gainesville, GA   


Miscellaneous Maps

1st Place: Bradley Markham                                    2nd Place: Adam Baxley

Seiler & Associates, Inc.                                             Land Engineering, Inc.

Stockbridge, GA                                                         McDonough, GA


GIS Maps

1st Place: Brian Lackey                                           

Columbus Consolidated Government                                                                                   

Columbus, GA


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