Thanks to all of the students who entered the New Zealand Children’s Map Competition 2015. We had over 60 entries and the judges chose six maps to represent New Zealand at the International Barbara Petchenik World Map Competition.
The judges used the following criteria for their selections:
- a recognisable message
- cartographic content
- quality of execution
The six maps and the student cartographers are (click on the titles to view the entries):
- 9-12 years | 1st Prize - Lilee-Rose McNabb "My Colourful Place in the World"
- 9-12 years | 2nd Prize - Rowan Lookmire "A World of Colour and Happiness"
- 12+ years | 1st Prize - Jacinta Aldridge "A Small Piece in a Big World"
- 12+ years | 2nd Prize - Emma Tapp "Music Gives a Soul to the World, Wings to Your Mind, Flight to Your Imagination, and Life to Everything"
- 12+ years | 3rd Prize - Samantha Hill "Creating My Own Path in the World"
Thanks also to the following sponsors for providing wonderful prizes for the winners:
- Department of Conservation
- Eagle Technology
- Land Information New Zealand
- NZ Geographic