The Barbara Petchenik Competition is a biennial map drawing competition for children. It was created by the International Cartographic Association in 1993 as a memorial for Barbara Petchenik, a past Vice president of the ICA and cartographer who had a lifelong interest in maps for children. The aim of the contest is to promote the creative representation of the world in graphic form by children.
The competition is organized every two years. In a national round in all participating ICA member countries, the national winners are selected, which are exhibited during the International Cartographic Conference, where the international winners are selected. The international winners can be seen below. To also see the national winners, please visit the Winner Map Collection at the Carleton University Library.
The Petchenik Competition 2019 is now open!
Please read the invitation by ICA President Menno-Jan Kraak.
The following documents are provided:
- Complete rules
- Rules for teachers and parents
- Rules for the national coordinators
- Parent permission form: the permission form that should be signed by parents or legal representatives
- Author data form: an optional data form to be annexed to the drawings selected for the international competitionFor more information click here.