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ICA awards scholarships for early career scientists to participate in official ICA events

Barbara Petchenik Children’s World Map Drawing Competition

The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. It was created by the International Cartographic Association in 1993 as a memorial for Barbara Petchenik, a past Vice president of the ICA and cartographer who had a lifelong interest in maps for children. The aim of the contest is to promote the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.

The competition is organized every two years. In a national round in all participating ICA member countries, the national winners are selected, which are exhibited during the International Cartographic Conference, where the international winners are selected. The international winners can be seen below. To also see the national winners, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library.

 

Upcoming competition

Details for the 2023 competition will be published in summer 2022.

 

2021

178 drawings from 32 countries were exhibited at ICC2021. The jury members were

  • José Jesús Reyes Nunez, Hungary – Chair
  • Ana María Garra, Argentina
  • Temenoujka Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Naeema Al Hosani, United Arab Emirates
  • Catherine Njore, Kenya
  • Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz, Spain
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
  • Riccardo Morri, Italy
  • Carla Sena, Brazil and Monika Kopecka, Slovakia – Substitute Members
  • Peter van der Krogt, The Netherlands – International Coordinator

 

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New publication: The world drawn by children. Maps from the Barbara Petchenik International Competitions 2017 & 2019

The National Geographic Institute of Spain has published the book “The World drawn by children. Barbara Petchenik International Competitions 2017 & 2019 / El mundo dibujado por los niños. Concursos Internacionales Barbara Petchenik 2017 y 2019” as a tribute to the 150th anniversary of its foundation.

This book has been created thanks to the valuable contribution of the ICA Commission on Cartography & Children and the remarkable cooperation of the Spanish Society for Cartography, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. However, above all, it could only come into fruition thanks to the wonderful drawings made by children competing in the 2017 and 2019 editions of the international competition. This competition is organised by the ICA and aims to promote creative representation of the world as seen by schoolchildren, to strengthen geographic and cartographic knowledge and to make participants aware of the world in which they live, favouring understanding and preservation.

The pdf-version of the book can be downloaded here (35mb).

More books on the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition can be found here.

 

2019

Members of the Jury

Members of the Jury

188 drawings from 33 countries were exhibited at ICC2019. 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

 

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2017

Members of the jury

193 drawings from 34 countries were exhibited at ICC2017. The jury members were

  • Pilar Sánchez-Ortiz Rodríguez, Spain – Chair
  • Ana María Garra, Argentina
  • Paulo Menezes, Brazil
  • Temenoujka Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey
  • Naeema Al Hosani, United Arab Emirates
  • Rob Edsall, USA
  • Carla Sena, Brazil and Jesus Reyes, Hungary – Substitute Members
  • Peter van der Krogt, The Netherlands – International Coordinator

The Creativity Award was presented by the ICA Commission on Art and Cartography.

 

 

2015

Members of the jury

Members of the jury

189 drawings from 38 countries were exhibited at ICC2015. 287 people participated in the public vote. The jury members were

  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey, chair
  • José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary, chair of the commission on cartography and children
  • Ana Maria Garra, Argentina
  • Angelica di Maio, Brazil (LOC)
  • Rumiana Vatseva, Bulgaria
  • Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland
  • Pilar Sanchez, Spain
  • Robert Edsall, USA
  • Carla Sena, Brazil, substitute member

 

2013

Members of the jury

Members of the jury

155 drawings from 30 countries were exhibited. Too see them all, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library. 47 people participated in the public vote. The jury members were

  • Necla Ulugtekin, Turkey, chair
  • Temenoujka Lubenova Bandrova, Bulgaria
  • Giedrė Beconytė, Lithuania
  • Robert Edsall, USA
  • Nei Erling, Brazil
  • Pilar Sanchez Ortiz Rodriguez, Spain
  • Dirk Burghardt, Germany, local organiser
  • José Jesús Reyes Nuñez, Hungary, chair of the commission on cartography and children
  • Joop van der Schee, Netherlands, IGU
  • Dariusz Dukaczewski, Poland, subtitute member

 

2011

186 drawings from 31 countries were exhibited. Too see them all, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library. We also have a PDF list. A jury selected the following winning entries:

 

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2007


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2005


Read the PDF report.

 

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