DEADLINE FOR entries for this year's BGA Cooling Prize competition is 14 January 2005.
For the first time, the competition's age limit been raised to allow student, associate or chartered members of the ICE or members of the BGA who are under 30 on 31 December 2005 to enter.
Entrants should submit papers of less than 2,000 words on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground. Supervising civil engineers or geologists are urged to encourage their young geotechnical staff to enter.
Papers will be judged by the BGA committee and up to four selected. Finalists will give a 10 minute presentation of their papers to three judges on 7 March at the University of Nottingham followed by questions from the audience.
The winner will receive a £200 cheque from Ground Engineering, a cut glass decanter plus BGA sponsorship to attend the International Young Geotechnical Engineer's Conference in Osaka, Japan between 13 and 15 September 2005.
The paper will also be published in GE next year.
For more details contact Gavin Bowyer, BGA secretary at the ICE, tel: 020 7665 2233; email: gavin. bowyer@ice. org. uk; or visit www. britishgeotech. org. uk