Best Local Chapter Prize

Great work is carried out by EAGE Local Chapters worldwide. Every year EAGE reviews the quality of their activities and the level of members' engagement, and honors the most active Chapters by delivering the Best Local Chapters Prizes.

These awards consist of a cash prize equivalent to 1,000 EUR to be used for further Local Chapter activities. 
Two prize categories are available:

  • Best EAGE Local Chapter: presented to a LC established since more than 12 months
  • Best EAGE Local Chapter "Newcomer": presented to a LC established since less than 12 months

All Local Chapters are encouraged to submit their annual reports in March to participate in the selection by using the template provided by EAGE. The representatives of each Chapter are invited to present their reports at the Local Chapter Summit (held every year at the EAGE Annual Conference). The winners, as evaluated by the EAGE Cooperation and Membership Committee, are announced in June.

Read about this year's winners on First Break!


Past winners

In consideration of the several outstanding applications, in 2018 EAGE decided to award not one but two Best Local Chapters: LC Azerbaijan and LC St Petersburg.

In 2017, LC Azerbaijan organized 2 conferences, 3 workshops and 3 fieldtrips with attention not only to its professional members but also students. Their active networking with local stakeholders and media communications proved very effective in consolidating a great team and a consistent following. This Local Chapter is currently working on promoting the setup Student Chapter at the UFAZ University. LC St Petersburg was active with webinars, field classes and workshops as well as joint activities with local societies, universities and companies. For 2018 they plan on increasing their activities including lectures for students, new workshops and more webinars with EAGE.

6 Chapters competed in the "Newcomer" category, which is reserved to LC established within the past 1 year. Among very promising groups, LC London was selected as the winner with already over 340 members and established connections with local universities, societies and companies. In 2017, LC London organized 10 events – 6 evening talks and 4 social/networking activities – with 50 participants on average each time. Congratulations LC London!

Year Best Local Chapter  Best Local Chapter "Newcomer"
2019  LC Aberdeen LC Nigeria
2018  LC Azerbaijan, LC St. Petersburg LC London
2017  LC Hungary  LC Pau
2016 LC China, LC Serbia   
2015  LC Greece
2014  LC Azerbaijan, LC Kiev   
2013  LC Serbia