2023 NZ Children's Map Competition

Student competitions and scholarships New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 26 January 2023
Notice reference #: 1HAZ9x

The objectives of the competition organised by the NZ Cartographic Society are to promote children’s creative representation of the world, to enhance their cartographic awareness, and to make them more conscious of their environment.

The 1st place winners in each age category (13-15 years, 9-12 years, 6-8 years, under 6 years) will be New Zealand’s entries for the international Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition 2023. This competition will be held in conjunction with the International Cartographic Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, 13-18 August 2023.

The theme for the 2023 competition is: A map of my future world.  

Judging Criteria

  • A recognizable message
  • Cartographic content
  • Quality of execution


  • Sponsor prizes for 1st / 2nd / 3rd in each category
  • All 1st place winners receive a custom map for their school
  • Winning entries will be submitted to the 2023 international competition

Entries close 10 March 2023.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

15 November 2022 – 10 March 2023

Further information

Contact: Geoff O'Malley

 (021) 023 40271