The California Map Society (CMS) is a founding friend of the David Rumsey Map Center. As partners, the Society will underwrite and facilitate the jurying and awarding of a Student Paper Award.
The award carries a cash prize of $1,000; an additional $400 will be used to fund travel to the northern and southern California speaker events where the award winner will present his or her paper under the auspices of the California Map Society. The deadline to submit is February 17, 2017; the presentations will happen the week of April 24, 2017.
The competition is open to any graduate student (masters, PhD) currently enrolled in a California educational institute that awards advanced degrees. Papers will be judged on the quality of the research, the writing, and the effective use of maps in the presentation. The judges have been chosen from leading academics and collectors in the field of cartography. Each judge will independently read the papers and then confer and agree upon the winner. The winner will be notified the week of April 10, 2017.
For further details including paper requirements and submission, please visit the paper competition's webpage.