The UKHO Junior Mapmaker Award is sponsored by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), in conjunction with the British Cartographic Society (BCS), to encourage the creative and graphic representation, by children, of their environment. The awards are given every two years and comprise a prize and certificate for the overall winner in each age group.
The theme for the 2014 competition is “Our Coastal Heritage”. This could be based on any area or any period - it could show how elements from different periods interact to make up the overall scene or how human and natural forces have changed the land- and sea-scape.
It may be hand drawn or computer generated (to a maximum size of A3).
There are 4 age categories (7 to 9; 10 to 11; 12 to 14 and 15 to 16 years – ages at 31 July 2014), with an overall winner chosen from each category. The closing date for entries is 31 July 2014.
Full details, including the entry form can be found at www.cartography.org.uk by following the ‘Awards’ link.