NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC AWARD IN MAPPING
Undergraduate students and masters-degree candidates are invited to apply for the 2014 National Geographic Award in Mapping. This award recognizes student achievement in the art, science, and technology of mapping and seeks to encourage student research.
The first place award consists of a cash prize of $900 (U.S.) and the second place award is $300 (U.S.). Winners and honorable mentions also will receive National Geographic atlases or other map products.
This award is administered through the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Cartography Specialty Group (CSG). Judging will be completed by representatives from National Geographic and will be based on the technical, aesthetic, and overall quality of the submission. The award winners will be announced at the CSG business meeting at the 2014 AAG Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. Applying students do not need to be members of the AAG.
HOW TO APPLY:
Following the strong tradition of production cartography at the National Geographic Society, submission must be in the form of a static map in a vector (e.g., pdf) or raster (e.g., jpg, tiff) format. While group work is eligible for submission, the maximum numbers of students working on a single team is three. Entries must be completed as part of the student's curriculum (i.e., not for a job, including freelance work); the student's cartography instructor must confirm that the work was completed for university credit by completing and scanning the online form.
Please include the following in your application package: (1) your map, or a link for downloading your map (latter preferred); (2) a cover page that includes your name, institutional affiliation, degree program (e.g. M.S.), address, phone number, email, and cartography/GIS instructor's name; (3) a one page statement that provides some context of the submission (e.g., its purpose, how it may be used, how it was created, its limitations, etc.) along with a paragraph on how this award will help you with your educational plans; and (4) the completed form signed by your cartography instructor.
Please apply by sending all materials digitally to Robert Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org). Submissions must be received by March 1st, 2014.
For additional details, please visit:http://www.natgeomaps.com/mapawards