We received several questions on how to submit a map for consideration of an ICA Map Award, so we would like to give you some details on the process:
At each International Cartographic Conference, an International Cartographic Exhibition is organized, where map products originating from ICA national members and ICA affiliate members are exhibited. The maps sent to the exhibition are authorized and selected by the ICA national or affiliate member. An international jury then selects the best exhibits in various categories.
The next International Cartographic Conference will take place in Washington, D.C., USA, 2–7 July 2017. The deadline for national representatives to nominate maps for the cartographic exhibition is 16 May, 2017. All exhibited material must have been edited or modified after August 2015 (the date of the last ICC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). More details can be found in the Guide for Participation in the International Cartographic Exhibition.
Each country may have different policies regarding the coordination of the exhibit materials. However, if you know a cartographically excellent product, which might be worth a map award, please make your national representative aware of it!
We are looking forward to a broad range of high-quality entries.
ICA Map Awards 2015: 1st place paper maps – 3D Map Longyearbyen and environs (Norway). An overview of all winners of the ICA Map Awards 2015 can be found here.