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:
“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: