Friday, September 10, 2010

Geography Awareness Week: GIS Day 2010 Poster Competition

To promote the awareness of geography to the public during the nation-wide Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 14 – 20, 2010) and GIS Day (Nov. 17, 2010), a poster competition has been organized by the Department of Geology/Geography at Northwest Missouri State University. Anyone interested in sharing their geography experiences and knowledge is encouraged to participate and submit a poster. The subject of your poster should be geography related, such as Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, Global Positioning System, cartography, physical geography, human geography, or regional geography.

Electronic submissions should be sent to Dr. Eva Wu through e-mail or postal service to the address listed below. Submissions must be received by Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 in order to be considered. Your poster should be a maximum 34" X 45" in size, preferably in Microsoft PowerPoint format, and must include your name and contact information. You should also indicate which group you are eligible for: Student Group (for individuals who are undergraduate students) or Professional Group (for individuals who are graduate students or working professionals). Visit for winners from previous years.

Winning posters will be awarded as follows:
Cash prize:
1st place with $100.
2nd place with $75.
3rd place with $50.

All winners:
- One year complimentary ASPRS student membership*.

- Posters on display in the Garrett Strong Science Building on the Northwest Missouri State University campus during Geography Awareness Week.

- Posters on display in the ASPRS St. Louis Region Annual Meeting in June 2011.

First place winners**:
- A complimentary student registration to the ASPRS 2011 Annual Conference to be held in Milwaukee, WI, May 1-5, 2011.

- Posters may be on display in the Poster Section during the ASPRS 2011 Annual Conference.

*: if qualified as full time student.
**: pending on judges' decision.

Address any questions to:
Dr. Yi-Hwa (Eva) Wu
Department of Geology/Geography
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive, Maryville, MO 64468 (660) 562-1869


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