The Corlis Benefideo Award for Imaginative Cartography, sponsored by the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), is open for nominations. The biennial award will be presented at NACIS's annual conference in Minneapolis in October 2015.
First presented in 2013, the Corlis Benefideo Award recognizes map-makers who venture into the world of the possible while grounding themselves in modern cartography's insistence on objectivity and the depiction of fact. Some explore real places from perspectives that allow us to see the world fresh and full of possibility. Others take our established traditions of map-making and turn them on their heads, or make them into a mirror so we can see ourselves anew. Still others push the limits of new technology to change the definitions of maps themselves. This award recognizes this work, the perspective it brings to the field of cartography, and the contributions it makes to the world as a whole.
Members and non-members of NACIS are eligible to nominate.
Further information and an online nomination form are available at: nacis.org/cbaward
Send nominations or any followup questions to the award committee at: email@example.com
Nominations are due March 15, 2015
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