National Council for Geographic Education

Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition 2017


Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition 2017

Teachers--are you looking for a great art, science, social studies, or geography project? Encourage your students to create an entry for the Barbara Petchenik Children's Map Competition 2017, for a chance to represent the United States as a national finalist at the International Cartographic Conference in Washington, DC, from July 2-7, 2017. The aims of this 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.
This map competition celebrates the creativity, imagination, artistry, and wisdom of child mapmakers. Students from your school may become representatives of the U.S. in a map exhibit featuring student entries from around the world, and the illustrations will be considered for greeting card, calendar, and poster designs for organizations such as UNICEF.
All entries must be postmarked and mailed by February 1, 2017.  

Children's Map Competition Rules & Forms

Click the link below to download:

Invitation by the ICA President

A letter to Teachers from the U.S. National Coordinator

Checklist for Teachers

Contest Rules

Rules for Teachers and Parents

Parent Permission Form -Parents/Legal representatives must sign

Author Data Form -Make sure these data forms are attached to all of the entries from your school!

A Poster for your School

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