We love maps, and so does International Cartographic Association!
The 2017 Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition is now accepting entries that fit with this year’s theme:”We love maps.” Organized by the International Cartographic Association, the annual competition is open to children and youth under 16 years of age. The goal of the competition is to “promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness and to make them conscious of their environment.” Finalists will have their maps displayed in an exhibit at the International Cartographic Conference in Washington, D.C., from July 2-7, 2017.
Maps can be created with paint, colored pencil, pen, collage or any other medium as long as it follows the rules outlined here. All entries must be postmarked and mailed by February 1, 2017.
Browse through creative and colorful maps from previous years: