Young Scholar Competition - Johannesburg 2013

Deadline for Full paper submission: 1st July 2013


The Urban Commission is delighted to announce the Young Scholars Paper Competition 2013.

Participation is open to all Young Scholars (those under 35 years of age on July 1) participating in the IGU Urban Commission meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2013.

The prize fund of 1'000 US$ will be divided between the best papers.

Depending on the number and quality of the entries, we could give a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize if needed.

The Urban Commission Steering Committee will handle the adjudication process and will be chaired by Prof Wayne Davies (University of Calgary). The judges’ decision will be final and there will be no correspondence regarding the decision. A full paper must be submitted by July 1st 2013 by the author in the following format:

   • PDF format
   • Maximum ten A4 pages (1.5 spacing)
   • Times New Roman 12 pt font
   • Images and tables should be included (all in black and white)

The official entry form MUST accompany the submission of papers. Only papers submitted in this way will be judged as part of the competition. Papers and entry forms should be submitted by email to:
Prof Wayne Davies, Chair of the Evaluation Committee ( with a copy to (Tomoko Kubo) and (IGU Urban Commission coordinators of young scholar Committee)


Final date for submission: July 1st 2013

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