Poster Competition

Wednesday, November 18

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

We invite all students from colleges and universities in Texas to submit their ongoing or completed geospatial work. Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes as listed below.

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
  • Audience Favorite 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
  • Audience Favorite Prize $50

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

Registration, Abstract & Poster Submission

  • Date: November 15, 2020
  • Time: 11:59PM Central Time
  • Abstract and poster (powerpoint or pdf file) should be submitted electronically to a cloud service (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.) by the deadline. Submit the abstract & shareable link to the poster file by clicking the submit button below.

Eligibility

  • The TxGIS Day poster competition is open to all current graduate and undergraduate students.

Poster Display

  • In 2020, all posters will be displayed in an online virtual poster gallery.

Poster Competition

You are encouraged to attend to discuss your project, but it is not mandatory to participate.

  • Date: November 18, 2020
  • Session Time: 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
  • Judging Time: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom

First Place Award Announcement

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

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...
  • Submissions should include introduction, objectives, approach, results, discussion, and conclusions (or their equivalents).
  • Submissions must include a clear statement on the Map Geodetics. This should identify the Projected CRS, Datum, etc.
  • Submissions must clearly state map scale.
  • Submissions must make effective use of Geographic Information - appropriate use and portrayal of spatial data.
  • Submissions must demonstrate accuracy - grammar, punctuation, spelling, text font, text size, figures, tables.
  • Submissions must use effective design/layout - logical organization and visual flow of text and graphics.
  • Submissions must have visual appeal - color coordination, geometry, accents, highlights, use of symbology.
  • Submissions should demonstrate effective communication - understandable and concise.
  • Submisisons must be original - unique work.
  • Submissions must be a poster of size: 36"W X 24"H.
  • Submissions should use landscape orientation (PREFERRED).
  • Submissions must be in pdf or jpeg format - pdf format is PREFERRED.
  • 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.
  • Prizes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.
  • Only one (1) prize can be awarded per map entry (even if a map has multiple authors, only one prize is awarded).

Additional Information

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