Map Design Competition

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The American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) are pleased to announce its 34th annual map design competition.

The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The competition is open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada.

Students are particularly encouraged to apply for the awards sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Avenza-MAPublisher. The competition is open to all college-level student mapmakers who have completed and/or published the submitted map during 2006. Each student award consists of a cash prize ($500), a National Geographic atlas, a student license of MAPublisher (worth $249), and a certificate of award. Runners-up receive a beautiful National Geographic map or atlas.

The deadline for this year’s competition is January 15, 2007.

The categories for the competition include the following.

In the Professional Category:
Best of Show
Best of Category:
Interactive Digital

In the Student Category, the National Geographic Society/Avenza-MAPublisher Awards are:
Arthur Robinson Award for the Best Printed Map
David Woodward Award for then Best Electronic Map

Details about the categories and the entry requirements can be found on the CaGIS website at, or contact Ilse Genovese at CaGIS headquarters (240) 632-9716 ext.109.

Good luck with the competition!

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