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The Awards

One of the aims of the Society is to encourage better mapping by providing medals and prizes to individuals or companies who have shown excellence in this field.

Enter the 2014 Awards by downloading rules and submitting entry forms here

The Award categories include:


BCS Awards 2011 flyer
Our 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.
In 2006, 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, websites and interactive CD-ROMS.

These two awards join the successful John C. Bartholomew Award for Small Scale Mapping and the Ordnance Survey Open Data Award 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.
Crystal Award
BCS Award
Top: a crystal award is presented to the winners of: The John C. Bartholomew, The OS Open Data, 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 rules and submit entries

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