What are the categories of the 3rd Edition of the MapBiomas Award?
The 3rd Edition of the MapBiomas Award has three categories: General, Youth and Featured Applications for Public Policies:
- Youth Category: Jobs
- Youth Category: Works whose author is up to 30 years old and has not completed the graduation or completed it in 2020;
- General Category: Jobs regardless of age and education level;
- Featured Category Applications for Public Policy: Jobs regardless of age and education level.
What are the prizes of the 3rd Edition of the MapBiomas Award?
- 1st place General Category - value of R$ 15,000.00 (fifteen thousand reais);
- 2nd place General Category - value of R$ 10,000 (ten thousand reais);
- 1st place Youth Category - value of R$ 10,000 (ten thousand reais);
- 2nd place Youth Category - value of R$ 5,000 (five thousand reais);
- Highlight investments in public policies - R$ 10,000 (ten thousand reais).
What is the registration period? Registration will take place from November 1, 2020 to February 7, 2021.
How to apply? Registration is free and 100% online. The author must fill in the form here, within the registration period,
with the personal data and the work he is submitting according to the category that is competing. What kind of work can be submitted? Works (studies, articles, monographs, dissertations, theses) can be submitted for the 3rd Edition of the
MapBiomas Award, individually or in co-authorship, from students of technical, undergraduate or
graduate schools, professionals from private companies or NGOs, public, etc. Papers must use or cite
data from any MapBiomas initiative, including initiatives from other countries (e.g. from Chaco and
Pan-Amazon), and from different products, such as MapBiomas Alerta. Should the work be new? No. In addition to unpublished works, those published from 2019 onwards can be submitted in the form
of scientific articles, theses, monographs, books, reports, etc., as per the public notice.
Can I compete again with work sent in the 2nd edition of the Award? Yes, as long as published from 2019 in the form of scientific articles, theses, monographs, books, reports,
etc., as per the public notice. Can other databases be used besides MapBiomas? Yes. However, the works must use and / or cite MapBiomas land use and land cover data. In the Youth Category, do all authors need to be up to 30 years old? No. Only the main author, responsible for the registration, must be up to 30 years old. In the other
categories, there is no limitation on age. Can an author submit more than one work? Yes, it is possible to submit more than one work, both individually and collectively. However, each work
can only be awarded once. How many works will be awarded? Five works will be awarded: 1st and 2nd places in the General Category; 1st and 2nd places in the Youth
Category and a winner in the Highlight Category Applications for Public Policies. Are work accepted only in Portuguese? No. It is possible to submit work in Portuguese, English or Spanish. The three languages are accepted. Is it a prerequisite for the work to be published in any electronic medium before registration? It is not a prerequisite. In fact, the work can be developed in order to compete for the award. Does the work need to be related to public policies? Only in the category "featured in public policy applications". The categories “general” and “young” need
not be related to the theme. Are registrations open to people residing outside Brazil? Yes. People from other countries can apply for the award. Are individuals able to enroll, without ties to universities and / or companies? Yes. We do not require an institutional link for registration.
In the declaration (item 4.1.3, item “C” of the award notice), can authors' signatures be digital?
Yes, authors' signatures can be digital.
How to proceed in case the full version of my work (dissertation, thesis and / or article) exceeds the limit of 15 thousand words, as established in the award notice?
We suggest adapting your work with a maximum limit of 15 thousand words, but that, according to the announcement, present an introduction, objectives, materials and methods, results, and in PDF format.
Will the winning entries be published openly to the public on the MapBiomas website?
Yes, the winning entries will be published openly and free of charge to the public on the award page on the MapBiomas website, as was the case in previous editions.
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