The Award intends to promote and support the geological field survey and mapping activities of Italian and foreign students. The Geological Society of Italy will assign the Award during its National Congress. The Award is biennial and includes two categories: 1) Undergraduate students, 2) PhD students and post-doc. The geological maps submitted to the Award competition will be exposed in a dedicated poster session during the Congress of the Geological Society of Italy. The Award is entitled to Emilio Cortese.
The Award is conferred to the author/authors of the best geological map, one for each category, by the President of the Geological Society of Italy during the Congress. The winners will receive a Certificate with motivation and their names will be added to the "Albo d'Oro of the Emilio Cortese Award" published on the Geological Society of Italy website. The winners will receive the membership to the Geological Society of Italy for the year following the award assignment, or the renewal if already members. The announcement is issued by the Geological Society during the first Consiglio Direttivo of the year of Award allocation.
The participation is open to individual or group (maximum 4 people) of authors who made geological maps that follow the rules set forth in Article 6. All authors must be undergraduate or PhD students (according to the participation category) or they have concluded their studies not earlier than two years before the date of the Congress.