International Cartographic Association Map Contest

We here at My Wonderful World just got wind of this event and thought it would a great resource for all of you teachers out there! Check it out and spread the word about the world!


The International Cartographic Association invites all of the students in your schools, 16 and under to participate in an international map event.
The exhibit was developed to promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness and to make them more conscious of their environment.
Children across the world will create maps and submit them for evaluation by a panel of judges. The judges will evaluate the maps based on the following criteria: a recognizable message, cartographic content, and quality of execution. Six maps will be selected from each country and will be sent to the International Cartographic Conference in Santiago, Chile.
Maps are to be submitted to Tanya Buckingham, address below, by May 15, 2009.

Details and past entries can be found here:
To download a flier to distribute or post paste this link into your
• Maps are to adhere to the 2009 theme of “Living in a Globalized World”

Depict the whole world, rather than part of it • Any student 16 years
old or younger may enter a map • Maximum size is 11 x 17 inches • Each
submission must have the following listed on the back of the map Title
Student’s name and age Teacher’s name School name and address (home
address if home schooled) Country on a label on the backside of the map.
Tanya Buckingham
c/o mapgiving
P.O. Box 6581
Monona, WI 53716
maps must be received by
May 15, 2009

The My Wonderful World Staff

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