The ICA Commission on Cartography and Children invites all of you to participate in the voting process to select a theme for the Barbara Petchenik Competitions in 2021 and 2023. Colleagues and institutions of 17 countries proposed sixty-nine (69) themes during the last weeks. An online voting slip was created using Google Forms, which you can access on the following address:
The submitted themes are listed in the same order in which they were sent for us. Please, give your vote to max. 5 themes and vote only once. The deadline for sending your votes is June 15, 2020. After finishing the voting process we will make public the selected theme with the results of the vote.
Music video with maps submitted to previous competitions
Some days ago a Spanish ethnomusicologist, pedagogue and composer, Polo Vallejo (Pedagogy Professor in the Superior School of Music Reina Sofía, Madrid) asked for permission to use some of the map drawings made by children for the Barbara Petchenik competition in a short music video. His idea was to accompany maps made by children with a children xylophone piece of Carl Orff (German composer). Permission was given and the video is now available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsetAhhMSNE
The video is used as a greeting card directed to music associations all over the world.
The ICA Commission on Cartography and Children would like to thank Polo Vallejo for this lovely pre-Easter gift!
Selecting a new theme for the next competitions
Next September the International Cartographic Association (ICA), represented by the Commission on Cartography and Children plans to announce the Barbara Petchenik Competition 2021. In 2016 we decided to support the International Map Year using “We love maps” as theme for the competitions in 2017 and 2019. Now it is time to select a new theme for the competitions to be held in 2021 and 2023. We asked by e-mail all the members and supporters of ICA Commissions, all the representatives of ICA member nations, all the representatives and members of sister organizations and all colleagues in general to propose themes for the next two competitions. The organizers of the competition are open to any theme that can be represented by children on their maps. As help, here we list some of the themes selected for previous competitions: “Save the Earth”, “Many nations, one world”, “Living in a globalized world” and “My place in today’s world”.
We would ask colleagues to send their proposals to the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address at latest on May 15. After the deadline, the commission is going to organize a voting process on the web, asking colleagues to vote their preferred themes and according to the number of votes, we select only one theme for the Barbara Petchenik Competitions in 2021 and 2023.
The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2019, 188 drawings from 33 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote, a creativity award and a special mention. Please find the wonderful results below.
Winners <6 years
1st: The Queen of the World by Bianca Belović (5)
2nd: A Boat Symbolizing Peace by Ye Shangke (5)
3rd: Map is the Most Beautiful Flower in the World by Tara Dibbaratana Jayamanggala Suprapto (5)
Winners 6–8 years
1st: Between the Clouds by Liepa Jokubaitytė (7)
2nd: Treasure Map of My Dog by Micah Allen Setianto Moore (8)
3rd: My Imagination by Luca Kunos (7)
Winners 9–12 years
1st: Dreaming of the Blue Self of the World by Kim Min-Chan (12)
2nd: A Turtle’s Tear: Our Plastic Oceans by Barnaby Blampied (9)
3rd: World of Colour Lines by Hande Körbalta (9)
Winners 13–15 years
1st: Creating Worlds by Rada Skumova (15)
2nd: We Love Maps by Agata Filipiak (14)
3rd: Hemispherical Understanding by Katarína Šáleková (15)
Creativity Award: It Is All in Our Hands by Ugnė Rimkutė (15)
Special Mention: The Map Shows Me the Way by Robert Hopjan (11)
Winner of the public vote
Public vote: Good Morning World by Noemí Sánchez (14)
Members of the Jury
The jury members were
Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez, Spain – Chair
Ana María Garra, Argentina
Temenoujka Bandrova, Bulgaria
Simon Catling, Great Britain
Koji Ohnishi, Japan
Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
Naeema Al Hosani, United Arab Emirates
Carla Sena, Brazil and Jesus Reyes, Hungary – Substitute Members
Peter van der Krogt, The Netherlands – International Coordinator
Congratulations to all winners! Also a huge thank you to all participating children, their parents, teachers and national organizers.
On behalf of the International Cartographic Association and the Commission on Cartography and Children, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the next Barbara Petchenik Map Competition 2019, an event created with the aim of promoting the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.
The theme for the 2019 competition remains the same one that in 2017: “We love maps”. Entries can be nominated in four age groups: under 6 years, 6–8 years, 9–12 years and 13–15 years. The deadline for the participation in the contest is 1 May 2019. [All details can be found in the rules document.]
1st place >12 years, 2017: We Love Maps by Ioana Larisa Guriţǎ (13)
The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. The competition is first organized on a national level. The national winners can then compete in the international round, which takes place during the International Cartographic Conferences. This year at ICC2017, 193 drawings from 34 countries were exhibited. An international jury selected 12 winners in 4 categories. There was also a public vote and two creativity awards. Please find the wonderful results below.
Winners <6 years
1st: Crafting Our Dreams on the Land of Indonesia by Kenya Kesuma Dewi (5)
2nd: Map of Life by Taja Koša (5)
3rd: My Happy World by Alicia Fleming (5)
Winners 6–8 years
1st: Map, Communicate with the world by Oh Eun Ju (8)
2nd: The World is in our hands by Preslava Ivanova (8)
3rd: Drawing Maps by Beatrice Leoutsakou (8)
Winners 9–12 years
1st: Oronce Fine through our eyes by Noemi Sanchez Avramova & Alba Serrano Suarez (12)
2nd: Happy Earth by Okubo Kasumi (9)
3rd: We love maps by Klara Zagórska (11)
Winners >12 years
1st: We Love Maps by Ioana Larisa Guriţǎ (13)
2nd: Through a Child’s Eyes by Rebecca Kneale & Akira McTavish-Huriwai (15)
3rd: World Map by Micaela Mendoz (15)
Winner of the public vote
Public vote: Maps – Our Path for Exploration by Champ Turner (15)
Children Map the World: Commemorating the International Map Year, volume 4, presents 50 maps created by children ages 5 to 15 for the 2015 International Cartographic Association map design competition, held in Brazil. These drawings convey powerful messages and emotions that reflect the competition’s theme, “My Place in Today’s World.” This volume includes a special atlas of 50 additional maps selected from previous competitions. Featured in part two of this book, the atlas reflects a worldwide celebration of these outstanding maps and their unique role in our world.
Editors José Jesús Reyes Nuñez (Hungary), Carla Cristina R. G. de Sena (Brazil), Necla Ulugtekin (Turkey), and Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez (Spain) are university-level educators. Their collective expertise encompasses the fields of geography, cartography, map design, 3D cartographic modeling, map projections, and education as it relates to children and mapping.
ISBN: 9781589484788 2017 150 pages $29.99
Reports about the Petchenik competition in National Geographic and Canadian Geographic