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Cartography Awards Roundup:  There are a lot of map competitions out there, take a look and find some where to submit your work. 

The Digital Geographies Specialty Group (DGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) invites submissions for its annual Graduate and Undergraduate student research awards competition to be given at the 2019 AAG general meeting, April 3-7, in Washington, D.C. Up to two $250 prizes will be given to support graduate student scholarship, as well as one $100 award for the undergraduate competition. The awards will be given to the author of the papers deemed best in quality by a review panel.

Eligibility for the awards are limited to current graduate or undergraduate students who are the first (or sole) author of the submitted paper, which should be presented at the 2019 AAG Meeting. Undergraduate submissions should be between 3,000-4,000 words long, while graduate submissions should be 4,000-6,000 words. We encourage submissions from a broad range of topics engaging with digital geographies, including (but not limited to) smart technologies, digital ethnographies, mappings, data infrastructures, citizen science, feminist epistemologies, spatial media, the sharing or gig economy, civics, and ethics.

Submissions should be emailed to Jim Thatcher March 1, 2019 by 5:00pm PST. In the email, please include: full name, affiliation (university, department, status), a link to the submitted AAG abstrct for the paper, and whether you are submitting to the undergraduate or graduate student competition. Winners will be announced by March 15, 2019. Please feel free to contact Jim Thatcher with any concerns or questions.