Cartography Specialty Group
Call for Papers
The Cartography Specialty Group of the
Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce the
RSSG/GIS/CSG 2009-2010 Illustrated Paper Competition for Students.
Students at all academic levels are invited to submit illustrated
papers that advance any aspect of remote sensing, GIS, or cartography.
Research must have been completed within the past academic year, during
the author’s undergraduate or graduate studies, and can include thesis
and dissertation topics. Illustrated papers must be completed entirely
by the applicant; however, thesis or dissertation advisors can be
co-authors. Students selected as finalists will be placed in a special
illustrated paper session at the Annual Meeting to be held April 14-18,
2010 in Washington D.C..
illustrated paper is a poster accompanied by a short (3- to 5-minute)
oral summary of the research problem, data, methods, and findings,
followed by a one-on-one or small group discussion at individual
posters. All oral summaries will be given at the beginning of each
illustrated paper session before participants disperse to the poster
boards around the room. Each presenter will be provided a microphone;
however, oral summaries must be given without the use of additional AV
equipment (e.g., laptops and projectors). Each presenter will be
provided a 4' tall x 8' wide board on which to display their poster and
Students who are interested should submit electronically (1) an
abstract, (2) the advisors form, and (3) a copy of the email receipt
received from the AAG online abstract submission process. The advisor’s
form is posted at the RSSG web page (http://www.aagrssg.org).
The deadline for abstract submission to this competition is October
2009, approximately one week prior to the final AAG Abstracts
Submission date as posted at the AAG website (www.aag.org)
to allow non-finalists to be placed in other sessions of their choice.
Up to 15 finalists will be chosen.
First, second, and third place awards will be determined immediately
following the competition sessions and awarded at the Awards Luncheon.
The prizes are: $500 for the first place illustrated paper, $250 for
second place, and $150 for third place. An undergraduate award may also
be made to an outstanding undergraduate researcher. The Annual Banquet
fee will be covered for all winners. The committee reserves the right
to not offer such prizes if the papers are not of appropriate quality.
Posters and oral summaries will be judged on
potential contribution to any of the sponsoring fields, originality,
appropriate use of methodology, organization and composition, clarity,
and appropriate use of graphics. Evaluation will take into account the
academic level of the entrants.
Instructions for Submission of Abstracts
and Advisor’s Form
Submit all materials by email to the RSSG Student Director Benjamin
Tuttle. Please use 2010 AAG Student
Illustrated Paper Competition as
the subject of your email message(s). The advisor’s form may be
submitted separately. You will not be considered for the competition
without submitting this information to the RSSG Student Director by the