International Children’s Map Competition: Call for Entries

Greetings from Wisconsin! I’m Rob Edsall, a geography professor at Carthage College in Kenosha and the coordinator for the national round of the prestigious international Barbara Bartz Petchenik World Children’s Mapping Competition.  This is the twentieth anniversary of the competition, which is administered by the International Cartographic Association, and sponsored in the US by National Geographic and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. It is open to K-12 students; in the last competition, over 100 young artists were chosen as finalists from over 30 countries.  With your help, Idaho will be well represented in the national – and maybe international – rounds of the competition.

Click on this link BBPCompetitionfron2013  for a flyer that we designed to be printed and posted in schools; the first page is a poster for kids and the second page has details of the competition for teachers (perhaps to be printed on the back side of the poster).

The deadline for entries is March 15. We will have a national exhibit and display with public judging of the finalists at the Los Angeles AAG meeting in April. I am the point of contact for you and for your teachers, parents, and others interested in the competition. Please direct all inquiries to


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