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An award of $250 is given for the best student paper/presentation presented at the CCA annual conference. All student presentations included in the program are automatically entered for the competition.
A submission may be co-authored by a faculty member, but the student must have actively participated in the research and have sole responsibility for delivering the paper/presentation.
The entries will be judged by a three person panel including the chair of the CCA Cartographic Education Special Interest Group. Judging will be based on the content and structure of the work and the quality of the presentation. The judges may also take into account the extent of the student’s involvement in the research on which the paper is based, and his or her status (i.e. undergraduate or graduate) and year level.