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British Orienteering Awards 2019 - Winner of The Bonington Trophy

British Orienteering are pleased to announce the next winner of the Mapping Awards for 2019.

The Bonington Trophy is awarded annually for the best contribution to mapping. In all cases this reflected considerable input and support to the sport over many years.

The nominations this year were:
Bruce Bryant, Peter Roberts and Alison Sloman.

The judges found it difficult to choose between such strong nominees but have awarded the Trophy this year to Alison Sloman. We look forward to receiving further nominations for Bruce and Peter in future years.

The map awards for maps used in 2019 are decided on submissions provided by clubs and mappers. The judges were Ray Barnes, Brian Bullen and Susan Marsden with the scoring is based on specification, cartography and presentation.

Alison said of her award: “I am surprised and delighted to be awarded The Bonington Trophy. It is nice to have something happen to be cheerful about in these difficult times especially as I cannot get out mapping which I enjoy so much.”

Alison Sloman (Harlequins Orienteering Club)

Terry Smith (Acting Chair Map Advisory Group) added:

“The stated aim of the Mapping Awards is to encourage and recognise high standards of mapping. Some opportunities for improvement that the judges identified include adhering to the British Orienteering Rules for mapping and using the British Orienteering Federation symbol sets, improving generalisation and getting the scale correct.”

“For the Bonington Trophy, it is important that the nominations include plenty of evidence on which the judges can base their assessment.”

“The judges found it exceedingly difficult to differentiate between many of the maps submitted for several of the trophies. All those who submitted maps should be immensely proud of their achievements.”

“The judges would like to send their appreciation and congratulations to all entries for the high standard this year.”