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)
For many years up to 2016, awards were coordinated by the Remote Sensing Specialty Group (click here for a list of past winners). Beginning in 2017, the Cartography Specialty Group will host its own separate competition.
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, follow the link below: