Dick Thomas Awards FAQ
About the Competition and Award
- What is the Richard ‘Dick’ Thomas Memorial Student Presentation Competition & Award?
- What is the intent of the Dick Thomas Competition?
- What is the objective of the Dick Thomas Competition?
- How many parts does the competition have?
- Who can enter?
- Can multiple presenters participate?
- How many presenters can be in a group?
- Who is the contact presenter?
- Should projects be the students’ original work?
- Can the project be a school project or supervised by the students’ adviser or professor?
- What academic program can the students be enrolled in?
- Can students enrolled in an online degree program enter?
- What should projects relate to?
- What subjects should projects apply to?
- What topics can be entered?
- What must entries include?
- What are the prizes for the Dick Thomas Competition?
- Is there a prize for the advisor or professor of the first place winner?
- How are prizes distributed to group members?
- Will presenters earn points toward their GISPs?
- How will abstracts be chosen to present at the competition?
- What information will I need to provide to submit my abstract?
- Are there any words of wisdom on how to improve my abstract?
- What is the deadline to submit abstracts?
- Who will review the abstracts?
- When will entrants be notified of their acceptance to present at the Conference?
- Where can I submit my abstract?
- Must all presenters register for the Conference in order to present their work?
- How do presenters register for the Conference?
- Can student advisers or professors attend the presentations?
- Can non-Conference attendees attend the presentations?
The Presentation Session
- When will students present their papers at the 2014 Washington GIS Conference?
- How long is the presentation session?
- Will a laptop and projector be available?
- Will internet access be available?
- Do I need to bring a PDF copy of my presentation to the presentation session?
- Are there any words of wisdom on how to improve my presentation?
- What are the criteria used to judge the competition?
- Where can I find the abstracts of previous years’ winners?
- Where can I find the papers of previous years’ winners?