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Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for
the <b>2017 Ristow Prize</b> competition.
<br />Undergraduate, graduate, and
first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to
compete. Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should
be submitted by<b> 1 June 2017</b>, to Evelyn Edson, 268 Springtree Lane,
Scottsville, VA 24590, U.S.A.
<font size="2">Appropriate illustrations, especially maps, are encouraged. The winning
essay will receive a cash prize of USD 1000.00 and will be published in
The <em>Portolan</em>, the journal of the Washington Map Society. The
prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, is sponsored by
the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C.
<br />For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the<a href="http://www.washmapsociety.org/Ristow-Prize.htm"> society's website</a>
<br />or contact Dr. Edson at firstname.lastname@example.org.