You and your friends could win prizes and be selected as one of six national winners who will represent the USA in the Competition in Dresden, Germany, next summer. Your map will be displayed along with maps from Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia. Ask your teachers about making a map to be entered into the competition – they can tell you more.

The theme of the 2013 competition is “My Place in Today’s World”. Youth cartographers can bring their own creativity into their project, as maps may be illustrated in any way, using pictures, drawings, words, objects, or other graphical elements. So have your students get out the paint brushes, pencils, chisels, leaves, recycled materials–YOU pick your own materials–and start working on their maps today!

Rules can be found here.

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