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Children's Map Competition 2016-2017

NZCS is proud to once again host the New Zealand Children's Map Competition.  The theme for 2016-2017 is: "We Love Maps!"

 

A very big thank you to all the students and schools that entered the NZ Children’s Map Competition.  NZCS was thrilled to receive over 250 entries. The judges focused on three criteria: a recognisable message; cartographic content, and the quality of execution.  The winning entries are:

 

13-15 YEARS

1st Place:

"Through a Child’s Eyes"
Rebecca Kneale & Akira McTavish-Huriwai (both 15 years)
Tauranga Girls’ College 

2nd Place: 

"Trump's World"
Phoebe McClean (15 years)
Bishop Viard College, Porirua

 
3rd Place:

"We Grow With The World"
Natasha Walmsley, Jessica Butler & Mia Da Silva (15, 14 & 14 years)
Tauranga Girls’ College

 

9-12 YEARS

1st Place:

"If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Then a Map Must be Worth Much More!"
Abby Heazlewood (10 years)
Churchill Park School, Auckland

2nd Place:

"A Melting World!"
Charlie Blampied (9 years)
Matakana School

3rd Place:

"Power of Maps"
Molly Player (12 years)
Evans Bay Intermediate School, Wellington

 

6-8 YEARS

 
1st Place:

"I See Maps in Everything I Love"
Abby Hurt (7 years)
Matakana School

 
 
2nd Place:

"We Love Maps Because They Can Help Save Our Lives!
Poppy Heazlewood (8 years)
Churchill Park School, Auckland

 
 
3rd Place: 

"The Interwebbed Connection of the World Showing Unity"
Sophie Clay (8 years)
Matakana School

 

 

“This is a fabulous competition to bring awareness to children of maps and the world around them – so happy our school introduced us to it.  Abby hasn't stopped drawing maps since she started this project. She really is enjoying it, which is cute to see. She says she can now draw New Zealand and Australia in her sleep. She is currently playing around with maps of Antarctica. Even her younger siblings now sit down and draw maps.”  Natascha Hurt (mother of Abby, 1st Place winner in the 6-8 Years category)

 

The winning maps will be displayed at New Zealand’s National Library in Wellington in conjunction with the ‘Unfolding the maps’ exhibition on there at present. The First and Second Place in each age category maps comprise New Zealand’s entries for the Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2017 that will be held in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference in Washington D.C., 2-7 July 2017.    

 

 A gracious thank you to our sponsors who make this competition possible:

         

   

 

 

 

Last modified on April 10, 2017
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