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The Awards > The UKHO Junior Mapmaker 2008

The UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award
This new award has been developed to encourage the creative representation, by children, of their environment in graphic form. The competition is run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The awards will be given every two years and comprise a cheque for £50 and certificate for the overall winner in each of four age groups ranging from 7-16 years

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The four age categories are:
Atlas: 7-9 years
Mercator: 9-11 years
Ortelius: 11-14 years
Ptolemy: 14-under16 years

The theme this year was "My Big Day Out". The map should be based on a family holiday, local adventure or school trip and should represent their encounters that day. It can be hand drawn or computer generated.
Unfortunately only the 7-9 and 9-11 year age groups were recognised this year, due to a lack of entries over the full spectrum. The BCS endeavour to work alongside our members to advertise this award for 2010.

Atlas category

Caption: Junior Mapmaker winner visits UK Hydrographic Office Caption: Entry - Jazzy Park
Chloe Smith, aged 7, from Brackley
Jazzy Park
The UKHO played host to the winner of the BCS Junior Mapmaker competition for which UKHO is the sponsor.
Seven-year-old Chloe Smith, together with parents Alan and Tracy, travelled down from Northamptonshire to collect her prize of a certificate and £50 cheque, in what was the inaugural competition. Her map "Jazzy Park" was selected as the top entry by judges including Rose Birley, Head of Marine Safety Information. The map was based on Centre Parcs, which is her favourite place.
After a presentation and introduction to the office by Head of Operations & Production, David Loosley and Head of Profession (Mapping and Charting) Rosemary Tuhey, they were taken to the print production area for an overview by Production Manager Paul Kelly followed by a visit to Archives led by Tom Catherall.
Rosemary said: 'They were really pleased to be invited down and made a day of it by visiting Weston as well. This is the first time the junior competition has been run and it will now be a firm fixture every two years".

Atlas category

Louisa, aged 8, from Taunton
My Big Day Out in London

Mercator category

Rhiannon Trower, aged 10, from Taunton
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