(Press release) The 5e edition of the cartographic competition Young cartographers wanted! is launched under the theme "Mapping your living environment by highlighting one or more issues that affect the territory".
Organized by the Champlain Section of the Canadian Association for Geomatics (CAGS) and the Department of Geomatics Technology at Cégep Limoilou, this cartographic competition is intended for junior high school geography students across Quebec. It aims to introduce young people to one of the geomatics sectors: cartography.
More than 3,000 $ in prizes will be awarded to the winners. They will win laptops, iPod Touch, digital cameras with GPS, the possibility of boarding a boat for a hydrographic mission, visits to Parks Canada sites and even a flight during a real mission of aerial photographs taken by Aéro-Photo (1961) inc.
To participate, the teacher must send in the contest entries by February 17, 2012. Student cards must then be sent by teachers by March 16, 2012. All contest details are available. available at www.acsg-champlain.ca, Youth Section.
The cards received will be divided into two categories, one for the first secondary students, and the other for the second secondary students. The organizing committee will determine the five best cards for each category. In May 2012, the finalists will be invited to Quebec to attend the awards ceremony which will crown the big winners.
This 5e edition of the competition is made possible thanks to many partners: Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Cégep Limoilou Foundation, the Canadian Hydrographic Association, Aéro-Photo (1961) inc., ESRI Canada, the Order of Quebec land surveyors, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Wildlife, and Laval University.