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 present their original research in GIS, geography, or a related discipline at the annual Washington GIS Conference.
The competition has three parts:
2. Abstract Review and Selection
Using the form below, students submit a succinct abstract (no more than 300 words) describing their original work in GIS or a related field. Abstracts will be accepted from March 1 to April 28, 2023. Each abstract may have up to three co-authors.
A panel of DTA judges will review abstracts and select finalists for the Presentation Competition, which will occur during the 2023 Washington GIS Conference. Competitors are eligible for cash prizes:
Students will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, May 12, 2023.
3. Presentation Competition
This year's competition will be held in-person at the University of Washington - Tacoma on June 14th.
Recordings from Previous Years