2019 John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping
HarperCollins and the Bartholomew Family have provided the British Cartographic Society (BCS) with an award for originality and excellence in the field of thematic cartography. The award will be made annually or exceptionally at other times as may be determined by the Council of BCS. It will be given to the highest scoring entry, provided the judges determine that it reaches the standard required to win the award.

Entries will be considered by a panel of judges, appointed by HarperCollins. The panel will include a member of senior management of Collins Bartholomew. The panel will judge the quality of the map in relation to the purpose for which the map was produced. The judges place particular emphasis on innovative design and effective communication of theme or topic, alongside the traditional standards of accuracy, legibility, good cartographic design and quality of production.

The winning entry will be announced at the Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the BCS Conference in 2019. The John C Bartholomew Award comprises a cheque for £500, which is a joint prize from HarperCollins and the Bartholomew family, a crystal trophy and a certificate. The winning entry will go forward for the BCS Award. Runners up will each receive a certificate. The winner and runners up will be permitted to use the BCS logo on all further copies of the map edition that was entered for the Award.

All entries will be exhibited at the BCS Conference and the winners will be published in The Cartographic Journal and on the BCS website following the Awards Ceremony.

For the purposes of the award competition thematic maps are deemed to be special purpose, non-topographic and non-general reference maps intended to communicate the spatial elements and characteristics of a particular topic or theme.

These can be at any scale and delivered via any medium (print or digital). This includes the following:
• an individual map sheet
• an atlas
• a specific excerpt from a book, atlas, or other product (please send in book or atlas so it can be seen in context)
• artwork prepared for transmission by television, internet, or light projector
• the graphic output from computer or electronic equipment

Email address *
Title of Entry: *
Description of entry: *
Name of competitor: *
BCS membership number (if applicable):
Address: *
Contact Telephone Number: *
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Date of completion of work (see rule 6 ): *
Theme or topic of the map (see rule 7a): *
User need (see rule 7b): *
Circumstances of production (see rule 7c) *
Outline production methods: *
If an extract from or part of another publication, please give details: or mark N/A *
If intended for transmission by TV, internet or other digital means please specify: or mark N/A *
If originated by computer please specify the software/hardware etc: or mark N/A *
Upload a .pdf version of the entry. If you have any problems uploading the file please contact the Awards Officer http://www.cartography.org.uk/awards/apply/ *
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Please send TWO copies of the final printed product to this Postal Address
More information can be found online at: http://www.cartography.org.uk/awards

all packages must be clearly marked ‘BCS John C Bartholomew Award’ followed by the "Title of Entry":

Jim Irvine
Head of Digital Resources
Collins Learning
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Westerhill Road
G64 2QT

The closing date for receipt of entries is 28th June 2019.
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