“We Love Maps” was the most recent theme for the bi-annual Barbara Petchenik Children’s Map Competition. The contest is open to entries from children all over the world who are 15 years old or younger, and it really is amazing to see the creativity displayed in the wide range of winners chosen by judges at the International Cartographic Association’s annual meeting this month. You really must click through the gallery of pictures to appreciate the artistry of these children, as well as the messages they chose to convey with their renderings. Special shout-out to Champ Turner, from Austin, TX, for having his map chosen for the “Public Award” with the most votes. With 34 different countries participating, it’s nice to see a winner from my home state! To learn more about the competition (which only happens every 2 years, unfortunately!), click here.