This award recognizes excellence in web mapping and is open to all post-secondary students who have completed and produced a web map in the preceding school year. The 2017 CCA Web Map Award Competition will consist of one prize of $250 entries from college-level, CEGEP students, or university-level students.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of three judges made up of CCA executives. Participants are asked to email their project URL to CCA Vice President Monica Lloyd: firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 p.m. Friday, May, 26th, 2017.
Judges will be evaluating projects based on the following criteria:
Map Story – Does the web map tell a unique story with a specific purpose or client in mind?
Cartographic Design – Project showcases current cartographic web mapping practices with a balance of necessary data layers, high quality web-ready multimedia elements and presented in professional presentation.
User Interactivity – Aspects of user interactivity (popups, zoom control, layer control, user ability, etc.) are all fully functional for intended audience.
Complexity – Is the web map created using a proprietary application or using code and/or plugins? If coding is used, is it organized and commented.
Package – Overall package of the project: side panels, explanations, flow of information, data quality, multi-media, and proper sourcing will all be considered.
Submission – Please submit a bitly link to the URL for the hosted web map. It is asked that the winning submission be online for one year.
The CCA looks forward to reviewing your web map creations and seeing your mapping stories in this cartographic format. Best of Luck.
2017 Student Mapping Competitions: Announcement & Entry Form