The results are in, and they are amazing! In November and January, Footprints of the Mind: Global Adventures for Children held after-school workshops for a map drawing competition that was sponsored by the International Cartographic Association. Over the last few months, maps from all over the United States competed to be one of 30 maps to become the Nation’s semifinalists. We are thrilled to announce that 5 Beaubien maps were selected!
The first, second, and third place winners below were all chosen to be displayed at the Association of American Geographers conference that took place a few weeks ago. The geographers and artists that were present voted, and of the 30 maps displayed, some were chosen as “Public Favorite”. The International Finalists (National Winners) are noted in red. Congratulations to the following Beaubien students!
1st place winners:
Ewa B. & Kaia V., A Bird’s Eye View (Beaubien)—Age 6-8 *Public Favorite; International Finalist
2nd place winners:
Sophia W. , Under the Sea Maps (Beaubien)—Age 6-8 *Public Favorite
Cheyanne L. , Painting the World a New Picture (Beaubien)—Age 9-12 *Public Favorite, International Finalist
3rd Place winners:
Erin C., Facing the World (Beaubien)—under 6 years *Public Favorite
Grace P., Flight of the Butterflies (Beaubien)—9-12 years
Honorable Mention:
Isabel E., Bunny Saves the World (Beaubien)—under 6 years
Matthew H., I Love Maps (Beaubien)—6-8 years
Sydney McH., Eyeball Field (Beaubien)—6-8 years
Ewa and Kaia’s map, and Cheyanne’s map were the National Winners selected by another panel of judges and will move on to the next level. It is truly an honor for them to have even advanced to this level as only 6 maps are chosen from the entire USA to make it to this round – and Beaubien has 2 of those 6!
Next Steps:
Our International Finalists will be displayed as part of the International Map Exhibition that will be held during the 28th International Cartographic Conference of the International Cartographic Association in Washington D.C., USA, 2-7 July, 2017.
The United States has never won at the International level in the history of this competition so please join us in cheering on Ewa, Kaia, and Cheyanne’s maps as they compete against the 73 other ICA member countries!
Here is a video of Beaubien’s participants.