Just got back and noticed this interesting announcement out of Canada... the CaGIS 35th Annual Map Design Competition for professionals and students in the United States and Canada! The purpose of the competition is to promote interest in map design and recognize significant design advances in cartography. Noted cartographers judge the entries based on: color, overall design and impression, craftsmanship, and typography. Entries are displayed at a number of national and international functions and then become part of the permanent collection of the U.S. Library of Congress. Deadline is January 15th, 2008 for maps completed in calendar year 2007. Details and the entry form are provided in the attachment and on the CaGIS website at: www.cartogis.org.