2018 Annual Convention- Plat Contest
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                                       2018 VAS Plat Competition

The Annual Plat Contest will be held during the 70th Annual VAS General Membership Meeting & Convention, January 18-20, 2018. The categories are the same as the 2018 NSPS Map Plat Design Competition: Subdivision Plats, Topographical Maps, ALTA/NSPS Survey Maps, Miscellaneous Maps, Boundary/Cadastral Maps.

Entries may be machine or hand-drafted and have a maximum plat size of 34” x 44”. While each submission must be a single sheet drawing, the drawing may be a part of a set. Maps or plats completed after June 30, 2016 are eligible for entry. All entries will be judged on adherence to the minimum standards as set forth by NSPS and VAS. The judges will consider interpretability, content and layout of data shown, presentation, innovation, applicability to typical client or persons using this type of plat, and correctness. Neatness and accuracy of scale will also be considered. All plats must be signed and sealed with a label stating “FOR PLAT CONTEST USE ONLY”. Each plat must also be labeled with the name of the category in which it is being submitted. Contest winners will be announced at the Banquet on Friday evening, January 19. First and Second place plaques will be awarded for each category. The first and second place winners in each category may also be entered in the 2018 NSPS Map/Plat Design Competition and those fees will be paid by VAS.

Your entries for each firm or branch office must be received along with your entry fee of $40 (for one to six plats) by January 8, 2018 Extended to January 15!!!. Mail to: VAS, 1856 Old Reston Avenue, Suite 205, Reston, VA 20190. Please make checks payable to Virginia Association of Surveyors, Inc.