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The Geographic Information Science and System Specialty Group (GISS-SG) is pleased to announce the 2016 Honors Competition for student papers on Geographic Information Science (GIS) topics, to be presented at the AAG Annual Meeting. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field of GIS. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in geographical information systems and geographic information science. Important Dates: October 15, 2015– Abstract Due; February 1, 2016 – Full Paper Due. To be considered for participation in the GIS paper competition, an extended abstract must be submitted (about 1,000 words). For full guidelines and further information see  Inquiries should be addressed to Tom Crawford at crawfordtw [at] slu [dot] edu.