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Student Digital Field Mapping Prize

Digital Field Mapping Prize 2014

With more than 10,000 downloads of our digital mapping application FieldMove Clino, we felt that it was now time to launch a new student prize for digital field mapping. We would like to invite entries from undergraduates and postgraduates at any stage of their university career in geoscience. You must have used at least one of Midland Valley’s software products during your fieldwork season. These include our digital compass clinometer - FieldMove Clino (the Free version and the new Pro version) for iPhone, iPad and Android Phones, FieldMove for tablet pc’s and our main application Move. We would especially like to see mapping projects where digital data gathered in the field is then imported directly into Move to build and test your geological model.

There will be two prizes awarded, one for undergraduates, and one for postgraduate students. Both winners will receive an iPad or cash-equivalent, and we will run a free training workshop on digital field mapping and model building in Move to your host university for up to 30 students. The winning university will also receive our academic support package (value US$2,000) which provides access to help and software support at Midland Valley.

Competition Rules and Entry Requirements:

  • The Competition is organized by Midland Valley, 2 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 1RW, United Kingdom.
  • By entering the Competition, you hereby warrant that all information submitted by you is true, current and complete.
  • The submission should reach Midland Valley by 14th December 2014.
  • The submission should be in a digital format by email (to info@mve.com), usb or dvd (sent to above address). We have assumed that your report will be produced in Word, PowerPoint or PDF format, but we would also like to view the digital data that you have collected as Move files (.mve) and any Move models (cross sections and 3D models) produced during the project.
  • Submissions will be on an individual basis. There should be NO co-authors. If your work forms part of a joint project then you should submit your part or contribution only. You may provide additional material to place this work in context, e.g. the full field mapping report produced by the larger group.
  • All entries must be the original work of the student.
  • All entrants must be a current student or to have been registered as a student within the last nine months.
  • Only one entry per person is allowed.
  • Entrants agree that Midland Valley may publish all or part of their entry on its website or other appropriate format – we will give full acknowledgment of you and your institution.  Where this may conflict with the author's intention to publish elsewhere the entrant must notify Midland Valley of such intention and we will postpone or publish an agreed extract as appropriate.
  • Midland Valley Managing Director Dr Roddy Muir will judge the entries. In all matters, the decision of the judge shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.
  • Winners will be announced on Midland Valley's website and in the monthly newsletter.
  • The winner will be selected on technical merit, innovation and quality of presentation.
  • All entries must be in English.  Where the entrant’s first language is not English the entrant should indicate this so that allowance can be made for foreign language entries.
  • Entries will only be accepted with:
  1. Full contact details
  2. Details of academic institution
  3. The contact name and email address of your head of department or academic supervisor who has sponsored the entry (Midland Valley may contact the sponsor to confirm the student’s status and originality of the entry).
  • Entrants should note that Midland Valley does not accept responsibility for the return of any Competition entries, including those consisting of artistic or other material.
  • Midland Valley reserves the right to cancel or amend the Competition, the Competition Notice or these Rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the Competition Notice or these Rules.
  • Winners may be requested to take part in promotional activity and Midland Valley reserves the right to use the names of winners, their photographs and audio and/or visual recordings of them in any publicity.  Midland Valley has the right to publish articles, with full acknowledgement of the author.
  • Unfortunately due to the large number of entries received we are unable to provide feedback to unsuccessful entries.

There will be two prizes awarded, one for undergraduates, and one for postgraduate students. Both winners will receive an iPad or cash-equivalent, and we will run a free one-day training workshop on digital field mapping and model building in Move to your host university for up to 30 students. Your host university will also receive a free academic support package (value US$2,000) which provides access to help and support from Midland Valley for twelve months.

Prize winners will also receive a certificate of the award from Midland Valley.
Winners and their departmental sponsor will be contacted directly as soon as the finalists have been selected.

For additional information, contact at info@mve.com.

Student Digital Field Mapping Prize Poster


Student Digital Field Mapping Prize