The Washington State Chapter of URISA (WAURISA) strives to show accomplishments of professionals in the GIS community of Washington state along with working with students who are looking into a career in the GIS field.
The Summit Award is given to the Washington State GIS Person of the Year. It is given to a person who has contributed to the GIS Community in Washington State. This award is given out annually at the WAURISA Conference held in spring.
Are you a student in a GIS, Geography or related program? Have you been working on a project for school related to GIS, geography, or geographic research in Washington State? Then here is your chance to share your work and compete for some outstanding prizes, including $1000 for 1st place.
WAURISA announces the 7th annual Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award at
the 2013 Washington GIS Conference. This award was established in 2006 to honor Washington State GIS pioneer and
mentor Richard 'Dick' Thomas. The intent of this award is to honor Dick by continuing his work of encouraging students to
excel in their studies and transition successfully into careers in the field of GIS.WAURISA's objective is to inspire students
to present their original work related to GIS, geography, or geographic research at the annual Washington GIS Conference in May.
This year we are continuing the cash award given to the advisor
or professor of the first place winner. This year's prize is $250.
Student presenters will earn 1 GISCI Contribution Point for Conference Presentation in addition to points earned for attending the 2013 Conference
Please see the Guidelines and FAQs for more information on how to enter the Richard 'Dick' Thomas Memorial Student Competition & Award.
Previous First Place Winners
Among many activites at the annual conference we also include a Poster/Map Contest. This is a great oppurtunity to showcase GIS maps that have been produced by the members. Past Categories include Current Events, Innovation in Analyses / Information Presentation, Specific Field or Application (e.g. transportation, public services, utilities, etc.),Cartographic Excellence and the popular People’s Choice