A £250 prize is up for grabs from North Western association geotechnical group for the best geotechnical submission by a young (under 30) non-chartered individual based in the north west, in its annual competition sponsored by Bachy Soletanche. The entry need not be a formal paper but could be a technical note or case study. Closing date for entries is 4 March and the award will be made on 17 April. For more information e-mail david. morrow@babtie. com.