Registration for the 2024 Frank Arnott Next Generation Explorers Award is now open!
Are you a current earth science student looking for career development, international recognition and a chance to win cash prizes? Then this is the challenge for you!
The NGEA™ is an international mining competition that offers students hands-on experience working with modern geoscience datasets encountered in the field, opportunities to improve their leadership and team-based skills, and the ability to expand their industry networks and increase potential employment opportunities.
The challenge is open to students who are either currently enrolled in an undergraduate earth science degree or post-graduate research (masters or PhD) at the time of registering. Teams are encouraged to be multi-disciplinary and include members from other fields of study (i.e., engineers, data scientists, economists, social scientists, etc.). This year’s challenge features a grand prize of CAN$5000 for the team with the highest judges’ score, and three prizes of CAN$3000 for the categories of: 1) Innovation, 2) Data integration and 3) Impact & Exploration Significance.
The judges will award these prizes based on participants’ scores for each category. Teams are eligible to win both the grand prize and a category prize, however, they are not eligible to win more than one category prize. We also work with all participating teams to organize meetings with our industry and government sponsors and promote them on social media. With the final contestants presenting in person at the PDAC 2024 convention, the NGEA™ will contribute funds for the flight and accommodation costs to Toronto for two to four members of the finalist teams.
It’s important to note each team must meet a minimum of two aspects of “Team Diversity” for entry into the NGEA™. Diversity may be in the form of discipline/specialisation, gender, nationality, culture, etc. Teams that do not meet these criteria will not be eligible for the award.
Interested in joining NGEA 2024 but don’t have a team? Email us and we’ll connect you with other participants: firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise, please visit www.frankarnottaward.com to enter your team!