2017 Map Contest Information
The West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors (WVSPS) is once again hosting a map contest for the 49th Annual WVSPS Convention to be held February 23-25, 2017 at the Days Hotel in Flatwoods, West Virginia.
For information on submitting your map entry:
- Only licensed members of WVSPS may submit maps. If you aren’t a member of WVSPS you can submit your membership application along with the map entry form. Contact WVSPS at 304-208-8970 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
- The survey must be within the state of West Virginia.
- All maps must have been produced between last year’s convention (February 20, 2016) and the map entry deadline (January 6, 2017). Dates must be shown on each map.
- The name of the surveyor/company must be concealed on the face of each map to be judged (see item 11 below). Please check all notes on the map for compliance. DO NOT put your name on the back of the map.
- Each entrant will be limited to one map in each of the following categories:
- City Lot;
- Well Location;
- Rural Boundary;
- Subdivision (5 or more lots);
The entrant is the professional whose signature and seal appear on the map. Multiple entrants from a single company are permitted provided their entries and registration documents are submitted separately.
- The same map may not be used in more than one category.
- Maps must be clearly marked to indicate in which category the entry is to be judged. If, in the opinion of the judges, the map has been submitted in an incorrect category, the entry form is incomplete, illegible, incorrect or not submitted, or upon failure to comply with any of the Map Contest rules, the map will be disqualified.
- All entries must be un-mounted prints with a maximum size of 24 by 36 inches. (Only Deep Mine maps entered in the miscellaneous category may be larger if needed to include all required information.)
- Entries will be judged on completeness, legibility, and presentation. Decisions of the judges are final.
- Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place winners in each category. Along with a plaque for 1st place, there will be cash prizes in the amounts of $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.
- Deliver 2 copies (one copy with the name of the surveyor/company (including the logo) concealed for judging, and one copy with the name visible for display at the convention) for each category entry to WVSPS, 1404 ½ Adams Avenue, Huntington, WV 25704 postmarked no later than January 6, 2017. Entries must be folded to fit into a 9” x 12” envelope. Each map must be labeled with a note indicating the category in which it is to be entered.
- Old and interesting maps may be sent for display at the convention, however, there will be no awards for this category. Please indicate who is providing the map.
- All maps entered (except old and interesting maps) become the property of WVSPS upon submission for the contest.