The Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia and the International Cartographic Association, is inviting students up to the age of 15 to participate in the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition – an event created to promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness and to make them more conscious of their environment.
In 2017, this biannual international award has the theme of “We love maps” (the motto of the International Map Year) and entries can be nominated in four age groups: under 6 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years and 13-15 years. The deadline for participation in the contest is Tuesday, 28 February 2017.
Australian entries will be judged at a conference (to be announced) in early 2017. Australian prizes include:
Creativity prize: $80 People’s choice prize: $80
1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize
Under 6 years $100 $60 $25
6 to 8 years $100 $60 $25
9 to 12 years $100 $60 $25
13 to 15 years $100 $60 $25
The best 6 entries will be sent to the international judges at the “28th International Cartographic Conference” in Washington DC, USA, from 2 to 7 July 2017
For more detailed information about the Australian competition, please visit the MSIA website http://mappingsciences.org.au/barbara-petchenik-childrens-map-competition-2017/