The competition is open to students at all academic levels. Any paper first-authored and presented by a student is eligible for the competition, provided the paper has not already been published or presented somewhere. There is no limitation on the number of co-authors, only the applicant student is required to be the first author.Applicants must be a current member of the AAG GIS Specialty Group. For instructions on how to become a member of the GIS Specialty Group, simply contact the AAG. There are no student dues for the GIS Specialty Group (GISSG).