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Children's Map Competition 2023

Children's Maps 2023

NZCS is proud to host the New Zealand Children's Map Competition

Competition Objectives

The objectives of the competition are to promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness, and to make them more conscious of their environment.

The 1st place winners in each age category (13-15yrs, 9-12yrs, 6-8yrs, under 6 years) will be New Zealand’s entries for the international Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2023. This competition will be held in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-18 August 2023.

The theme for 2023 is: A map of my future world
We Love Maps

Competition Results

Thanks to all of the students who entered the 2023 New Zealand Children’s Map Competition! We received 67 entries from six schools and one art academy. The judges awarded First, Second, and Third places in age categories 9-12 Years and 13-15 Years, and First place in 6-8 Years and Under 6 Years. Six of the winning maps will represent New Zealand in Cape Town.

The amazingly creative winning maps can be seen on the 2023 Winners page. Winning students will receive some great sponsor prizes so a big thank you to our generous sponsors.


This competition was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.
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