CLGE Young Surveyors Prize

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CLGE Young Surveyors Prize

The Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), in partnership with the European GNSS Agency (GSA), is happy to announce CLGE Young Surveyors Prize. The contest is open to all bachelor and masters students in the surveying sector or a related field from all European countries.

For the seventh consecutive year, the Young Surveyor’s Prize is inviting students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies to submit unique and innovative ideas in their field of expertise.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Bachelor and Masters Students in the surveying sector or a related field from all European countries are eligible to participate.
  • The 2018 edition is also open to surveyors under the age of 36 or those who have been registered as surveyors for less than 10 years in a category – student and youngster engagement.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To apply for the competition, the papers have to be submitted by email to


  • There are 5 categories in total: Geodesy, Topography, Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, GIS, Mapping, Cadastre and Property Surveying, Student and youngster engagement.
  • Applicants for the GSA special prize should submit a paper describing how their project leverages Galileo, EGNOS or Copernicus for use in professional receivers, mobile phones, drones, etc.
  • Papers that combine all three programs are especially encouraged.
  • The full paper should not exceed 4000 words, including an abstract of 300 words.
  • The language must be English.
  • The paper should describe the students’ / young surveyors work, findings and conclusions.
  • The papers may, of course, be an abridged version of vaster personal and original work, referring to the full version for further details.
  • This work should have been conducted in between 2014 – 2018.
  • Proposals have to include a paper describing a project dealing with the following issues:
    • How could CLGE motivate young surveyors to be more active and/or more engaged in the association (national and/or international levels);
    • How could CLGE act to give an increased added value to its members, especially young members or potential members of the national associations;
    • What could CLGE do to motivate youngsters to choose the studies of Surveying and to enter the surveying profession (in countries suffering from a lack of young surveyors);
  • The paper should describe the full project, including the financial and logistical or other practical aspects.


  • The prizes are €1000, – per winner or winning team as well as a CLGE certificate.
  • The winners will be invited an award ceremony, to be held during Intergeo in Frankfurt on 17 October 2018.
  • On demand, the other participants can get a participation certificate too.

Application Deadline:

Papers have to be sent till August 10, 2018.

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