Results of the 2017 “We Love Maps” Children’s World Map Competition in Croatia

Ivka Kljajić, Ana Kuveždić Divjak


The Barbara Petchenik award was initiated by the International Cartographic Society (ICA) in 1993 in memory of Barbara Petchenik, a past vice-president of the ICA and cartographer who worked with maps and children her entire life. The awards are presented every two years during the International Cartographic Conference, if possible at least one to every continent, with special attention paid to the age of the children producing the drawings. The goals of the competition include promoting children’s creative representation of the world in graphic form, and improving their cartographic and environmental perception.

The Croatian Cartographic Society conducted the competition in Croatia in 2017, and 306 children’s works of art were submitted.

A committee consisting of Prof. Ines Krasić and Assist. Prof. Igor Čabraja from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb, Prof. Dr. Miljenko Lapaine and Assist. Prof. Ivka Kljajić from the Faculty of Geodesy of the University of Zagreb, selected the six best children’s drawings on the topic “We Love Maps” which were exhibited at the 28th International Cartographic Conference in Washington D.C., 2–7 July 2017.


We Love Maps; The Barbara Petchenik award

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