Paper Competition

CIGRE-US National Committee Next Generation Network (NGN) is holding a synopsis (abstract) and paper competition to encourage students and early professionals to share their experience and knowledge with others in the industry.

The CIGRE-US NGN synopsis template document must be used to format the synopsis for the submittal. The authors of the top ten synopses will prepare technical papers according to the 2020 CIGRE-USNC NGN paper template document (2020 CIGRE Paper Competition). The authors of the top five papers will present their papers at the 2020 Grid of the Future conference. Where one grand prize will be awarded.

Dates:

**Deadline for synopsis has been extended to April 24 due to COVID-19**
April 24, 2020: Synopsis Due to CIGRE-NGN@burnsmcd.com

May 1, 2020: Top 10 participants notified of paper acceptance

July 3, 2020: Top 10 part participants submit papers

August 31, 2020: Top 5 participants notified of paper acceptance

October 19, 2020: Top 5 participants present at the 2020 Grid of the Future Symposium

October 20, 2020: The first-place winner will be at the 2020 GOTF

Prizes:

The winning participant will have an option to choose between registration to the 2022 Paris Session of 2021 CIGRE Grid of the Future Symposium. In either case, the winner will receive up to the $1,000 travel stipend as well as the opportunity to submit for a presentation slot.

Rules:

  1. During the synopsis step, if the participant’s synopsis is not selected to prepare a paper, participants are encouraged to prepare a paper based on the synopsis and submit it to the 2020 Grid of the Future Symposium
  2.  If a participant’s paper is selected as one of the top 5 to present at the 2020 Grid of the Future Symposium, they may submit to the NGN competition ONLY. Do not submit for the Grid of the Future Symposium also.
  3. If the participant’s paper is not selected to the in the top 5 papers, the participant is encouraged to submit the paper to the 2020 Grid of the Future Symposium. The deadline for submission is July 24 but will be extended to accommodate NGN paper competition participants.

Competition Information Packet

Click here to download the packet.

Contact:

A full description of the competition can be found at https://cigre-usnc.org/young-members-ngn/ Please contact the NGN at CIGRE-NGN@burnsmcd.com with any questions or clarifications.

About the Paper Competition

In 2015, the NGN held its first Paper Competition to encourage students and early professionals to share their experience and knowledge with others in the industry. The competition was successful in accomplishing this, as well as providing a great experience to all involved.

Results from Previous Years

2015   2016   2017   2018 

2019