The Awards of Distinction, were initiated in 1994 to recognize individuals or groups who have made exceptional contributions in the field of Cartography in one of three categories:
* Nominations for future awards may be forwarded by any CCA member to the Past-President. Note that Awards are not made every year.
Exceptional Professional Contributions to the Practice of Cartography
Exceptional Scholarly Contributions to Cartography
Exceptional Contributions to the CCA