Presentation Competition

Tuesday, November 17

Submit Your Presentation

Each year, TxGIS Day hosts a geospatial student research presentation exhibition and competition. This event is judged by a panel of audience members and experts in the field.

There are two presentation competitions based on student status:

  • Undergraduate student research presentations
  • Graduate student research presentations

We invite all students from colleges and universities in Texas to submit their geospatial work. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes (best team or individual submission).

Prizes

Great prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place entries!

TAMU Winners

All Other Winners

  • 1st Prize $200
  • 2nd Prize $100
  • 3rd Prize $50

Prizes for Texas A&M students provided by The Center for Texas Beaches and Shores, and The TAMU Intitute for Data Science.

  • 1st Prize $200
  • 2nd Prize $100
  • 3rd Prize $50

Prizes for non-Texas A&M students provided by ATX GIS Day.

Registration and Abstract Submission

  • Date: November 15, 2020
  • Time: 11:59PM Central Time
  • Location: Online

Eligibility

Only current graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to participate in this competition.

Finalist Selection

  • Finalists will be notified on November 16, 2020
  • Finalists will be expected to present an oral presentation at the Presentation Competition Session (Tuesday, November 17th)
  • Only finalists will be allowed to present at the Presentation Competition Session

Presentation Competition Session

All finalists will be required to deliver a 15 minute oral presentation.

Undergraduate student presentation competition session details:

  • Date: November 17, 2020
  • Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

Graduate student presentation competition session details:

  • Date: November 17, 2020
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom

First Place Award Announcement

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 18 at the TxGIS Day Awards session.

Abstract Guidelines

  • Any GIS and Remote Sensing work will be accepted
  • Submit an abstract of your individual or team work
  • Submit ongoing or completed work
  • Abstracts should include introduction, objectives, approach, results, discussion, and conclusions (or their equivalents)
  • Word limit: 500 words or less
  • No figures, tables, or references

Presentation Guidelines

  • 10 minute oral presentation + 5 minutes for questions
  • Powerpoint encouraged
  • Presentation should include introduction, objectives, approach, results, discussion, and conclusions (or their equivalents)
  • Only individuals and/or teams selected as finalists will present in the competition session

Judging

All finalists and the winner will be selected by a panel of faculty and industry guests.

  • Finalists selection criteria: Contribution to or use of GIS as described in abstract
  • Overall winner: Quality of abstract and oral presentation

Competition Rules

  • Any GIS and/or Remote Sensing work will be accepted.
  • Submission may be of ongoing or completed work.
  • Submissions may be for individual or team work.
  • You may submit unlimited entries per person.
  • A map is not required on your submission, but you are submitting to a GIS Day Competition, so...
  • Abstract submissions should include introduction, objectives, approach, results, discussion, and conclusions (or their equivalents).
  • Submisisons must be original - unique work.
  • Abstract submissions must be in pdf format.
  • Abstract Submissions may not to exceed 10MB.
  • Winners do not have to be present to win but maintain the responsibility of collecting any prizes that are won in the contest.
  • Winners will be responsible for any government taxes.
  • Only individuals and/or teams selected as finalists will present in the competition session.
  • Prizes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
  • Only one (1) prize can be awarded per entry (even if an entry has multiple authors, only one prize is awarded).

Additional Information

For any questions regarding the presentation competition details, please use our Contact Form to send the GIS Day Committee a message.

Submit Your Presentation