Avenza Competition for Cartographic Design

NOTE: With the move to a remote-only conference for AAG 2021, we have chosen to cancel this cycle of the Avenza competition. Please check back this fall to learn more about how to participate in next year’s competition.

Avenza Systems, Inc. (https://www.avenza.com/) and the Cartography Specialty Group present a judged map gallery competition for the 2021 AAG meeting in Seattle, WA. The purpose of the competition is to promote and recognize the effective application of design principles in the appearance and usability of map products. There will be two awards. At least one award will be for best student map. The other award will be open to students and non-students. Prize money will be $250 for each award.

The competition is open to all and does not require conference registration, however, participants must identify someone who is registered and who will bring the map to the gallery at the beginning of the session. To register, please complete this form. You will be asked to submit a title for your map and a statement (250 words or less) describing your design goals. Thank you.

To participate:

  1. Please complete this registration form by January 29, 2021.
  2. To submit a poster for this competition, you do not need to be registered for the conference, but someone who is registered must bring a physical copy of your poster to the session to be considered for an award
  3. There is a limit of one submission per person.
  4. Please contact the Chair of the Cartography Specialty Group (see current officers) if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Past Competitions:

2019 Avenza Competition for Cartographic Design