Special Events

Events Date Time Place
The 1st International Soil Judging Contest June 5~7, 2014 08:00-17:00 Seogwipo-si (city), Jeju
Soil Parade June 9, 2014 16:30-19:30 ICC 1F Parking Lot, Seaes Hotel & Nearby Hiking Trail
Ceremony for 20WCSS Opening& 90th Anniversary of the IUSS June 9, 2014 08:10-10:00 Tamna A, 5F

Integrated Soil Art and Film Program
*Curatorial Partner: Soil Arts Initiative, soilarts.org

June 9~13, 2014 All Day

Film screening: Tamna A / Room 203
Art Poster Zone: 3rd floor

Special Film Screening Event:
Symphony of the Soil followed by talking with a filmmaker
*Free, donations welcome

June 10, 2014 19:00-21:00

Tamna A, 5F

The 1st International Soil Judging Contest

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General Information
Accommodation form
Official Handbook
Scoresheet

The 20WCSS will play host to the 1st International Soil Judging Contest in June 2014. This exciting initiative will give students from around the world an opportunity to mix with fellow soil science students, to experience volcanic soils and landscapes in a beautiful part of Korea, and to test their soil description and interpretation skills on the world stage. Be part of history by getting involved in this truly international event!

Title
The 1st International Soil Judging Contest
Venue
Seogwipo-si (city), Jeju (Southernmost city in Jeju island)
Date and time
June 5 (Thu.) – 7 (Sat.), 2014
Schedule
5th (Thu.)
  • Morning: Registration, Introduction to Jeju soils
  • Afternoon: Practice (each team assigned to 4 pits)
  • Evening: Welcome dinner
6th (Fri.)
  • day time: Practice (each team assigned to 4 pits)
  • Evening: Coaches’ meeting
7th (Sat.)
  • Morning: Individual contest (2 pits)
  • Afternoon: Group contest (2 pits), Awards ceremony
Participant eligibility
Undergraduate or graduate student in soil science as of June, 2014
Team composition
A coach and four students
No. of teams per country
Up to 2 teams per country
Entrance fee
Free
Registration
All the participating students must register for 20WCSS as students (registration fee: $350)
Travel scholarship
$1,000/team (will be paid at registration)
Awards
Individual, Team, Overall
Contest handbook
Please download the handbook above of the page.
Accommodation  Reservation Form
20 rooms in the Dong-A Marathon Center (http://www.dongamarathoncenter.co.kr), and 30 rooms in the Wonder Resort (http://www.wonderresort.co.kr/) have been blocked. Each National Society nominating a team is invited to book their team’s accommodation through the local Task Force Team coordinating the 1st International Soil Judging Contest. (Contact with Dr. Kwon-Rae Kim for booking, kimkr419@gntech.ac.kr)
Dong-A Marathon
Dong-A Marathon image
Category Type A Type B Type C
No. of rooms 10 8 2
Room type 2 beds Floor type (Korean traditional type) Two rooms with floor type (Korean traditional type)
Optimal 2 persons 4 persons 8 persons
Maximum 4 persons 6 persons 10 persons
price 60,000 won KR 60,000 won KR 120,000 won KR
Cf. there will be additional charge of 10,000 won for additional person
Wonder Resort
Category Type A Type B
No. of rooms 30 10
Room type Standard Deluxe
Optimal 2 persons 4 persons
Maximum 4 persons 4 persons
price 110,000 won KR 140,000 won KR
Cf. there will be additional charge of 15,000 won for additional person
Items
Necessary items for soil judging that will be provided by the local Task Force Team (The rest will be one’s own. Some items can be borrowed from the organizer based on pre-arrangement as well as availability.): soil knife, dilute-HCl, etc. (Details will be provided)
Transportation
During the three days of the contest, all transportation to/from practice and contest pits, and the Dong-A Marathon Center and Wonder Resort, will be provided by the local Task Force Team.
Food
Lunches and snacks during the three days of the contest will be provided by the Task Force Team. Special dietary requirements such as vegetarian food will be considered.
Team nomination deadline
20th March, 2014

Reminder
– teams of four students and one coach must be nominated by the relevant National Society by this date

Commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the IUSS

The 20WCSS will be held in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of IUSS and plans to be full of special events, festivals, and culture, coupled with Soil Sciences.

Soil Parade

After finishing the session on June 9 (Mon), There will be the Jeju Declaration on Soil by students. All participants will also have a chance to take a stroll along the pristine coast of the island. We encourage you to take advantage of the fresh breeze and natural beauty of Jeju while networking with old and new colleagues. There will be a beer party after parade. One complimentary beer will be provided and additional beer available at $ 5.

 

Integrated Soil Art and Film Program
*Curatorial Partner: Soil Arts Initiative, soilarts.org

Two artistic events are being prepared for the 20WCSS : a soil film screening event and a soil art poster exhibition. The goal of this program is to bring together different areas of expertise, to inspire new opportunities for interdisciplinary ollaboration, and to expand the practical horizons of soil protection, communication, and education. A range of soil topics in narrative, documentary, fiction, and experimental film genres will be shown during the coffee breaks and lunch hours during the ongress. The main featured film is ‘Symphony of the Soil’ which focuses on the beauty and mystery of the ecosystems beneath our feet as well as environmental risks from over-development, climate change, and poor land management. This film will be shown on June 9, at 19:00. After the screening, there will be a talk with a filmmaker.