THE 2002 WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE
HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY AND MAP LIBRARIANSHIP
The WALTER W. RISTOW PRIZE seeks to recognize achievement in cartographic
history and map librarianship and is offered annually by the WASHINGTON MAP
WHO MAY APPLY: The competition is open to all full or part-time upper-level
undergraduate, graduate and first-year postdoctoral students attending
accredited colleges or universities.
ENTRY CRITERIA: Entries are to be research papers or bibliographic studies
related to cartographic history and/or map librarianship. In the case of
undergraduate and graduate students, the entries shall have been completed
in fulfillment of requirements for course work. A short edition of a
longer paper is permitted; papers of shorter length have been highly
competitive. The text may not exceed 7,500 words, in English. Papers must
be fully documented in a style of the author's choice (endnotes
preferred). Inclusion of clear graphics supporting the paper is appreciated.
DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2002 and sent to John
Docktor, Ristow Prize, 150 S. Strathcona Drive, York PA 17403-3833, USA.
FORMAT: Entries must be submitted in four unbound copies with appropriate
title page and cover sheet. The cover sheet must include the entrant's
name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if available) for
timely contact. Please be certain that identifying material does not
appear on any page except for the cover sheet.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Entries will be judged on three broad criteria:
importance of research, (e.g., originality, sources); quality of research
(e.g., accuracy, source reliability); quality of writing (e.g., clarity,
command of cartographic terms).
JUDGING METHODS: Entries will be assessed by three judges of suitable
cartographic background. Judges will receive anonymous copies of entries,
read them independently, and report their assessments to a collator.
THE AWARD: The winner will receive $500, a one-year membership in the
Washington Map Society, and the paper will be published in The Portolan,
the journal of the Washington Map Society.
Walter W. Ristow, co-founder and first president of the Washington Map
Society, is Chief, Emeritus of the Geography and Map Division of the
Library of Congress.
For further information about the RISTOW PRIZE contact John Docktor at the
above address or at [log in to unmask]
For information about the WASHINGTON MAP SOCIETY contact Stacy Hoppen
([log in to unmask]), Membership Chair, P.O. Box 15530, Washington, DC
20003, USA; or http://www.washmap.org