The Cartography Specialty Group Illustrated Paper competition is held at the annual meeting of the AAG and supports student scholarly research that includes a cartographic design component. A panel of judges awards prizes of $300 (1st place), $200 (2nd place), and $100 (3rd place) to students who demonstrate their excellence in both scholarly research and cartographic design. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate.
Participants are judged on their ability to:
1) Perform scholarly research (this could include identification of a meaningful research statement and execution of appropriate methods/analysis)
(2) Produce a map which meets its intended purpose
(3) Communicate a well formulated narrative to a broad audience (both verbally and through visuals)
How to Participate
To participate, you will need to complete an application form and obtain a letter of support approximately 1 week prior to the AAG abstract submission deadline. For details, see attached PDF or follow the link below:
For more information: https://aagcartography.wordpress.com/illustrated-student-paper-competition/
The AAG is pleased to offer a new national program to support community college students to attend the AAG Annual Meetings (www.aag.org/annualmeetings). These travel funds are generously provided by Darrel Hess and Robert and Bobbé Christopherson.
Students currently enrolled at a US community college, junior college, city college, or similar two-year educational institution at the time of application are eligible to apply. Students from minority and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Formal participation in the conference (e.g. paper presentation, poster, panel, etc.) is not required, but awardees will agree to write a 2-3 page report on their meeting attendance. The award consists of conference registration, one year membership in the AAG, and a travel expense subsidy of $500 to be used to defray the costs of attending the AAG Annual Meeting. Applications consist of a form, unofficial transcripts and one letter of reference sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the deadline of November 1, 2009. For further details and application instructions, please consult the AAG webpage at www.aag.org/Grantsawards/cctravel.htm.