BGA Cooling Prize competition - call for geotechnical papers

The annual competition run by the British Geotechnical Association is calling for entries for next year’s 49th Cooling Prize competition. Deadline is 2 January 2018.

Geotechnical engineering: call for papers for Cooling Prize competition
Geotechnical engineering: call for papers for Cooling Prize competition

Young geotechnical engineers are invited to submit papers of no more than 2,000 words on any topic dealing with the engineering behaviour of the ground, along with a brief CV and completed application form, by Tuesday 2 January 2018.

The competition stems from the wish of the late Dr Leonard Cooling, chairman of the British Geotechnical Society Committee (forerunner of today's BGA), to encourage young ground engineers to hone their technical paper-writing and oral presentation skills.

Entrants should be under 33 years of age on 31 December 2018 and a member of either the BGA or ICE.

Following selection, finalists will present their papers on 28 February 2018 to an audience at an event hosted by the North West Geotechnical Group and ICE North West in Manchester. A panel of up to four judges will select the winner.

Prizes include £200, BGA sponsorship to the next European or International Conference on Soil Mechanics, publication of the winning paper, a cut glass decanter and much more.

See full details of the application form, rules and judging criteria for the competition. They are also on the BGA website

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