The North American Cartographic Information Society is now accepting submissions for the Atlas of Design Volume 6, a publication dedicated to showing off some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing cartographic design. Printed or digital, 2D or 3D, the traditional and the unconventional – we’re interested in maps about anything, from anywhere, from anyone. We want maps that will inspire readers both within the field of cartography and without toward new understandings of design, and of the power that a well-crafted map can have.
While the Atlas has always made a strong case for the art in cARTography, we’re also interested in how the look of a map relates to its function. What is the map trying to say or do and how does its design support that? We want to feature visually stunning maps, but we also want to highlight the cartographer’s role in finding the right balance between form and function.
Entries will be judged by a panel of experts, and a physical book featuring the top choices will be published with a planned release in Fall 2022.
Submissions are open to both NACIS members and non-members alike.
Entries are limited to two maps per individual or four maps per group, so please only send us your best! For excess submissions, we will only consider the last two or four received, as previously described. We also ask that you limit your submissions to recent work (within the last five years or so).
All submissions must be received by January 17, 2022, at 11:59 PM PST.
You can find examples of past selections from previous volumes on the AoD homepage. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to the editing team via email at email@example.com. We can’t wait to see your work!