The competition is open to all Australasian Tunnelling Society Members and University students under 35 (as at 31 August 2017). The best paper will be judged by the ATS Executive Committee.

The prize includes complimentary conference registration fees and $2,000 towards personal travel and accommodation costs at the ITA World Tunnel Congress to be held in Dubai, UAE from 20-26 April2018.

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Closing Date:  2 May 2017 30th of June 2017

Winner Announced:  31 October at the Australasian Tunnelling Conference Dinner

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