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The Awards > The Stanfords Award 2008

The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping
This award is open to any mapping in the printed form, whether it be a poster, folded sheet map, atlas or page from a book etc. The award comprises a trophy and a certificate and is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of Stanfords Map Shop.

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The judges agonized over this very popular award finally decided that as well as the Winner, two highly commended and two commended certificates should be presented. Stephen Edwards from Stanfords Map Shop, Covent Garden, presented the award.

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Helen C. Stirling
Moray Health Walks

These were produced as part of a health initiative developed by Moray Council and NHS Grampian. A clear well designed and executed set of maps that are ideal for the target non-map user. The small symbol set uses symbols that are easy to understand and should reduce ‘map phobia’, the choice of colours and the limited colour palette adds to the overall clarity. It was particularly interesting to see that as each walking map stands on its own they can be downloaded individually from the Council website.

Unfortunately Helen couldn't attend in person and asked The BCS President Mary Spence MBE to receive on her behalf.

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Collins Geo
2009 Fold out road atlas of Britain

The compact format, clear presentation, comprehensive detail and well determined name placement combined with a good balance of colours meant that this entry was a firm favourite with the judges. They felt that it would be a very useful and usable product.

Graham Gill of Collins received the high commendation from Stephen Edwards

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Global Mapping
The Dynamic World

This is an educational world map depicting the natural phenomena that shape our planet. The judges liked the currency and relevance of the map and found it informative and the overall appearance and use of colour is pleasing to the eye.

Stephen Edwards presents Mary Spence of Global Mapping with the certificate

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Collins Geo
The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World

Another favourite with our judging panel, this atlas continues to show the way in cartographic excellence.

Graham Gill of Collins receives the certificate, on behalf of the Glasgow Office from Stephen Edwards

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A&Z Cartography
Fishing Map of the Rackeve Branch of the Danube

The judges felt it used a good balance of colours and would provide the Fishing Association members with a product that would be useful to the experienced fisherman whilst providing excellent background detail for the ‘fishing-tourist’.

Unfortunately it was not possible for a representative from A&Z Cartography to attend the evening and asked BCS President Mary Spence MBE to receive the certificate on their behalf.

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Entries were received from:



A&Z Cartography Fishing Map of the Rackeve Branch of the Danube
Alexander Bridge Atlas of Vernacular Architecture of the World
Andrew Taylor Liverpool City Centre
British Antarctic Survey Brabant Island to Argentine Islands
Collins - HarperCollins Disappearing World
Collins-Geo - HarperCollins 2009 Fold out Road Atlas of Britain
Cook Hammond & Kell City of Westminster Unitary Development Plan Atlas
David Lock Associates The Marston Vale Vision Map
Geo-Innovations FCO Briefing Map - Japan
Global Mapping The Dynamic World
HarperCollins The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World
Harvey Map Services Ltd British Mountain Map - Cairngorms & Lochnagar
Helen C. Stirling Moray Health Walks
Imray Laurie Norie and Wilson Ltd 2600 The Bristol Channel
John E. Wright & Co Ltd Mapland Scotland
Maria Del Rosario Diaz et al Sheet 13 7-6, Aviles, Municipality Maps
Rosemary Duncan The Churnet Valley Geotrail

Photography by Martin Lubikowski
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