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The Awards > The John C. Bartholomew Award 2008

The John C. Bartholomew Award for Small Scale Mapping
This award is presented for originality and excellence in the field of thematic (non-topographic, 1:100,000 and smaller) cartography with emphasis on effective communication of the intended theme or themes. The award comprises a trophy and a certificate and is being run by The British Cartographic Society with the support of Collins Bartholomew.

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The John C. Bartholomew Award is sponsored by Collins Bartholomew, and the son of the late John C. Bartholomew, John Eric Bartholomew, attended the presentations this year to offer assistance in promoting the award for the future.

Unfortunately, it was decided that not enough entries fully met the criteria so there is no winner, however the judges did feel that one entry merited a Commended certificate.


National Geographic Society - Books Division
National Geographic Atlas of China

It is described as a "Reference guide to China and aims to explain the cultural and physical geography of China with maps and images". The judges commented that the thematic maps communicate subjects effectively with consistency in design.

David Miller, from Washington DC, of The National Geographic Society received the certificate from John E. Bartholomew

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Entries were received from:



Geo-Innovations and Readers Digest Natures Mighty Powers Series: Earths Riches
Geo-Innovations and Foreign & Commonwealth Office The Occupied Palestinian Territories
National Geographic Maps Earthpulse: The essential Visual Report on Global Trends
National Geographic Maps National Geographic Atlas of China

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