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47th Annual CaGIS Map Design Competition

By T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) has announced their Annual Map Design Competition. The competition is open to all map-makers in the United States and Canada for maps completed or published during the current calendar year (2019). 47th Annual CaGIS Map Design Competition

The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and to recognize significant design advances in cartography. The focus of this competition is design; therefore, judging is based on cartographic design criteria, such as creativity, text (spelling and grammar, too), balance, unity, clarity, use of color, and subject matter.

Each student award consists of a cash prize and a copy of Avenza MAPublisher. Student mapmakers in a certificate, diploma, or degree program (bachelor, masters, doctorate) must have produced their entries with student facilities as part of an accredited course. Student entries must be verified via the instructor.

Arthur Robinson Award for Best Printed Map: A map or map series designed specifically for print media.

David Woodward Award for Best Digital Map: A map or series of related maps designed specifically for digital media (i.e., DVD, the Web, or a mobile app). To be competitive, maps in this category should include some level of interactivity, such as selection and transformation, or animation. All static digital entries will be placed in the Printed Map category.

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