1. Applicants are required to submit a 1,000 word submission (in Arial font 11) on their topic of choice within the 3 categories: Rural Regeneration, Sustainability and Resource Scarcity
Supporting images, drawing etc. can be included as an appendix. Please note that submissions that do not meet the submission criteria will not be considered
2. Within this research paper, applicants must clearly and succinctly demonstrate the following:
Aim and objective of the research
Conclusion and outcome.
3. Applicants must be SCSI members, including the attached class of trainees, within the first five years of their surveying career i.e. 5 years post-graduation relevant surveying experience and be residing and in relevant employment in the Republic of Ireland.
4. Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday, 6th August 2021.
Submissions will only be accepted in soft copy, PDF format, by email to email@example.com clearly marked in the subject line: Ireland for Our Future Competition Submission.
Entrants must clearly denote on their application, which category area they based their topic within.
Hard copy submissions and other copy formats will not be considered.
Submissions can only be entered into the competition once.
Submissions must be the entrants own work and may form part of a wider research undertaken e.g. thesis or dissertation undertaken in the last 5 years, but the research must not have been previously published.
Entrants are responsible for ensuring that they hold full copyright in their submissions or, to the extent that this is not the case, have obtained the necessary permissions to submit and grant the licence in this clause.
SCSI will accept no responsibility for submissions that are submitted incorrectly, lost, mislaid, or delayed, regardless of cause. Any submissions made after the submission deadline will not be accepted.
5. Applications will be judged based on accuracy, rigor, and contribution to the industry. Preliminary results can be included in the submission, but are not necessary.
6. Judges will be full professional, Chartered Surveyors drawn from across academia and industry, who are active members of SCSI regional committees.
7. The judging panels’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.
8. The SCSI reserves the right to disqualify entries during the judging process for any breach of submission criteria.
9. The judging panel will identify a shortlisted panel of winners progressing from Stage 1 to Stage 2.
1. Three successful winners will be drawn from all eligible and successful competition entries and proceed to Stage 2. Finalists announced 1st September.
2. Each finalist will expand upon their proposed research topic to a 2,500-3,000 word final submission to include the proposed/ implementation of proposed solutions to the research topic.
3. Final submissions are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 22nd October.
4. Applications will be judged based on accuracy, rigor, and contribution to the industry.
5. The three finalists will also present their research to the judging panel at the SCSI National Conference.
6. An overall winner will be drawn from this shortlisted, finalist group.
7. The announcement of the winner will take place live, at the SCSI National Conference.
8. The overall winner will present their research project to conference attendees.
9. The competition winner will be featured with an article on their winning topic in the following edition of the Surveyors Journal and will be featured on the SCSI website/ social media platforms.
10. A prize of €1,000 voucher will be presented to the overall competition winner.