2020 Annual Convention - Plat Contest
Share |



UPDATE: VAS Plat Contest Deadline Extended - Submit by September 1

The Annual Plat Contest will be held during the 72nd Annual Convention & General Membership Meeting.  The new dates of the convention are October 21 - 24, 2020. 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.

The VAS follows the NSPS plat contest rules and they are as follows:

  1. Freehand and machine or computer drafted maps and plats completed after June, 30, 2018 are eligible for entry. Previously entered maps or plats will be disqualified, and no more than two entries per individual per category will be considered.
  2. The maps or plats submitted can be black and white (halftone/shaded), blueline, or color prints.
  3. Maximum map size is 34” X 44”. Submissions must be a single drawing. They may originate from a set, but each entry must be entered as a single sheet.
  4. Categories are: Subdivision Plats, Boundary/Cadastral Maps, Topographic Maps, ALTA/NSPS Survey Maps, Miscellaneous Maps. Please mark “For Plat Contest Only” and the category for which you are entering the plat on the bottom right margin of the drawing.
  5. Neatness and accuracy of scale will also be considered.

All first and second place winners will be awarded a plaque and first place winners will be submitted to the NSPS National Plat Contest. VAS has previously had first and second place national winners.

Contest winners will be announced at the Banquet on Friday evening, October 23.


New this year:

Entries will only be accepted electronically in PDF format.  You will need to complete the form below for each plat you are submitting, along with uploading the plat.  The entry fee of $40 (for one to six plats) and completed entry form(s) are due no later than September 1, 2020.  You may mail the entry fee to Virginia Association of Surveyors, 10340 Democracy Lane, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA 22030 or pay by credit card by clicking here. Please make checks payable to Virginia Association of Surveyors and note in the memo section it is for the Plat Contest.

Questions? Contact Chris Jensen (Christopher.jensen@fairfaxcounty.gov) or Khea Adams (Khea@vasurveyors.org)



This project is being submitted by a Virginia Licensed Surveyor or an unlicensed Survey Technician working under the "responsible charge" of a Virginia Licensed Surveyor.