NSPS Announces State Society Excellence in Journalism and Map/Plat Design Awards

NSPS is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Competition, and expresses its appreciation for all who participated.  NSPS also wishes to thank the judges for their dedicated efforts.

Best State Society Magazine
The Cornerpost Volume 46, No. 3, Fall 2015
http://www.vsls.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Cornerpost_Fall2015.pdf
David A. Mann LS, Editor
Vermont Society of Land Surveyors

Best Newsletter
Pennsylvania Surveyor (paper and online), Summer 2015
http://www.psls.org/Resources/Documents/newsletters/PA_Surveyor_Summer.pdf
Donald E. Rife PLS, Editor
Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

Best Editorial
A Good Pair of Boots by Bob Plubs (aka Plumb Bob)
The TBM, July 2015 Volume 17, No. 7, Page 3
New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association

Best Original Feature Article
Honoring the Survey of the Michigan Meridian by Joseph Fenicle
Michigan Surveyor, Spring/Summer 2015
Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors

NSPS is also pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Map/Plat Design Competition, and expresses its appreciation for all who participated.  NSPS also wishes to thank the judges for their dedicated efforts.

Subdivision Plats
First Place
Harry Smith – Northeast Surveying, Inc. – Wisconsin
Second Place
Kyle Mott – BME Associates – New York
Third Place
Jeff Vierrether – MSA, PC – Virginia

Boundary/Cadastral Maps
First Place
Jason Woods – Planners & Engineers Collaboration – Georgia
Second Place
Steven Bieda – Mau & Associates – Wisconsin
Third Place
John B. Guyton – Flatirons, Inc. Surveying & Engineers – Colorado

Topographic Maps
First Place
Brent Evans – Christopher Consultants – Virginia
Second Place
Rodney Kiser – High Country Engineering, Inc. – Colorado
Third Place
Tammy Privett – CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. – Arkansas

ALTA/ACSM Survey Maps
First Place
William E. Grueninger III – Gutschick, Little & Weber, PA – Maryland
Second Place
Lewis R. Shelton – LRS Surveying – Georgia
Third Place
Tammy Privett – CEI Engineering Associates, Inc. – Arkansas

Miscellaneous Maps
First Place (tie)
Jeffery Nading – Colorado Department of Transportation – Colorado
First Place (tie)
Ryan Duckart – Brown County – Wisconsin
Second Place
Rodney Kiser – High Country Engineering, Inc. – Colorado
Third Place
Kolby F. Shertz – Quest Civil Engineering, LLC – Wisconsin

About the Author

Joseph D. Fenicle, PS

Joseph D. Fenicle, PS is a Professor at the University of Akron for its award-winning Surveying/Mapping program. Immediately prior, he was the Chief Surveyor at the Office of the Fulton County Engineer in Wauseon, Ohio for 15 years. He also owns Angular By Nature, LLC, a company specializing in Continuing Education for Surveyors and Engineers. Joseph has a BS in Surveying/Mapping, and is working on his PSM at the University of Maine. He obtained his FAA license in 2019