UK POSTGRADUATE students are being offered the chance to win a free trip to the South of France this summer.
The trip, to the seventh International Conference on Geosynthetics, is the prize in a papers competition run by the International Geosynthetics Society.
Included are the registration fee, travel, accommodation and subsistence at the conference, which takes place in Nice from 22 to 27 September.
The papers competition is open to full or parttime masters or PhD students aged 35 or under in 2002, who must also be student members of the IGS UK Chapter (for an annual fee of £7.50).
Entrants must prepare an original paper of no more than six pages on a geosynthetic-related topic and submit it to IGS UK Chapter chairman John Greenwood or education secretary Russell Jones by 12 April 2002.
Finalists will be notified by 17 April and on 8 May they will give a short presentation to the IGS and East Midlands Geotechnical Group joint meeting at Nottingham Trent University.
The winner will be announced on the night.
The IGS UK committee will judge entrants on quality of written and oral presentation, content, interest to the reader/audience and originality.
Papers will remain the intellectual property of the entrants and they will be encouraged to seek publication in technical journals.
l Students should notify John Greenwood (john. greenwood@ ntu. ac. uk) or Russell Jones (rjones@golder. com) of their intention to enter, providing full contact details.
More details of the Nice conference can be found at: www.7icg-nice2002. com