CLGE student contest

29 July 2019 - 23:00
Type of available opportunity: 
Prizes & competitions
Status of the opportunity: 
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Every year, the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE) organises a student contest aimed at rewarding young people for their work in various surveying-related areas, such as:

  • Geodesy, Topography,
  • GIS, Mapping and Cadastre,
  • Students and youngsters engagement, and
  • Galileo, EGNOS and/or Copernicus.


The latter category seeks to encourage research in the field of practical applications of the European efforts in Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus. The work can focus on one of these topics or a combination of two or even three topics. For the time being, the participation of the academic contributors is restricted to bachelor and master students (except for the third category, students and youngsters engagement).  

2019 CLGE Young Surveyors Prize open for submissions

In cooperation with the GSA (the European GNSS Agency) CLGE has launched the eight edition of the CLGE European Students’ Contest for the current academic year i.e. 2018 - 2019. If you’re a student or young surveyor we engage you to take part! If you’re a professional or a teacher: Please spread the word and motivate

youngsters to take part in the contest. The prizes are €1000,- per winner or winning team and the participation in the Stuttgart INTERGEO. But the most interesting aspect of the contest is to take part in a European event and maybe to get a prize.

This year, students can submit papers in five categories: 

  • Geodesy, Topography
  • Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus (or a combination of two or the three subjects)
  • GIS, Mapping
  • Cadastre and Property Surveying
  • Students and youngsters engagement*

*this category is also open for Young Surveyors (as defined by FIG i.e. 35 years or younger or registered as surveyor since less than 10 years).

For the time being this academic part of the contest, i.e. these four first categories, is restricted to bachelor and master students. PhD students are not allowed. CLGE is still considering to open a new category for this kind of participants. However, PhD students are of course allowed to take part with their bachelor or master thesis if it matches the other requirements hereafter.

The Details

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. When submitted to the CLGE students’ contest, we will have the right to publish the paper on CLGE’s website and in magazines. The papers have to be submitted before 29 July 2019, 23.00 CET to the following address: [please carbon copy: and]

The Awarding Ceremony is planned to take place during INTERGEO in Stuttgart on 18 September 2019 in the afternoon, followed by booth parties. Participants should reserve this date in case of! Winners (one delegate per winning team) get their travel expenses and a one night stay reimbursed.

The submissions are now closed. Read about the winners of this year here.

Read more:

EGNSS perspectives at InterGEO Stuttgart and CLGE 2019 Winner

2019 CLGE Students’ Contest is scouting for ideas

2018 CLGE Young Surveyors Prize open for submissions

2017 CLGE Young Surveyors Prize open for submissions

2016 CLGE Student Contest Winner: Cécile Deprez presentation - Relative positioning with Galileo E5 AltBOC code measurements

Intergeo 2016: shaping the future of mapping and surveying

2015 CLGE Student Contest Winner

Updated: Aug 06, 2020