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.