Map Gallery Guidelines
The fundamental vision of the Kansas Association of Mappers is to provide opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences, address common problems and concerns, obtain advice and technical help through networking, participate in specialized training and education, and gain recognition as qualified and competent mapping and GIS professionals.
In support of this vision, KAM sponsors a Map Gallery during its annual conference. KAM members are strongly encouraged to submit samples of their best work and be recognized for them. At the end of the conference, two prizes will be awarded based on a popular vote of the membership: one for the best printed masterpiece and one for the best digital masterpiece. In addition to receiving a gift card, the winners will be presented a certificate, recognized during the closing business meeting, and have their names added to the Awards Gallery on the KAM website.
To enter the Map Gallery, the participant must submit an abstract through the KAM website. Abstracts will be displayed alongside the product when it is displayed in the Map Gallery. Participants should write a summary that showcases the award-worthiness of the product and its author. Details such as the time and effort expended as well as impact on the end users are encouraged.
Early Deadline: All entries received by 5:00 pm on October 5th will be entered in a raffle for a gift card.
Hard Deadline: To be eligible for the popular vote contest, all Map Gallery entries must be received before October 16th.
Participants are not limited to one submission, as the primary goal of the Map Gallery is to share ideas and recognize efforts. Multiple products in either category are permitted.
Printed Masterpiece Submissions
There are not printed masterpieces allow this year, but you can certainly submit a PDF version of the print.
Digital Masterpiece Submissions
Participants in the digital masterpiece contest should supply a URL that is publicly accessible. Should that not be possible, the participant may submit screenshot(s) of the digital map product that illustrate the app’s typical uses. Web links (or screenshots) will be compiled on the KAM website, which will be projected on the wall for the duration of the Map Gallery.