The Award categories include:
Our recently revamped Awards system is designed to encourage entrants from all disciplines in cartography, and to showcase products created through traditional or new, even experimental, techniques. We aim to help promote the best of cartographic products and highlight good cartographic design in the UK and abroad.
As part of the changes, two awards were added to the programme to assist in covering all disciplines.
• The Stanfords Award for printed mapping was created to encourage any printed products to enter, from coffee table atlases to maps featured in leaflets or topical articles. Past entries have even included World Map wallpaper and artistic interpretations.
• The Avenza Award for electronic mapping was added to allow digital products such as interactive and web maps to also compete. Past entries have included power-point presentations and interactive CD-ROMS.
These two awards join the successful John C. Bartholomew Award for Small Scale Mapping and the Ordnance Survey MasterMap Award for Better Mapping and complete the four categories from which The BCS Award is chosen.
Not only will the winners of these awards receive their trophy, but they go head to head with each other and one will receive the prestigious honour of being crowned the Best Mapping entry and presented with The BCS Award.
Top: a crystal award is presented to the winners of: The John C. Bartholomew, The OS MasterMap, The Avenza and The Stanfords awards
Bottom: The British Cartographic Society Award for the best of the above winners
Historical records of past awards
Download entry forms