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Tweet Sunday 28th April 2019

British Orienteering Mapping Awards 2018

The mapping awards for maps used in 2018 are decided on submissions provided by clubs and mappers.

The judges this year were Nick Norse, Peter Hornsby, and Ray Barnes. The scoring is based on specification, cartography and presentation.

  • The Chichester Trophy is presented for the best map by an amateur mapper.

    The three judges agreed that the outstanding winner was:
    City Centre and Central Forest Park – Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent by Rod Postlethwaite.
  • The SILVA Trophy is for best map produced by professional mappers.

    The winner was Peel Land Surveys for the British Middle Championships 2018 map of Stock Hill.
  • The Walsh Trophy sponsored by Walsh Shoes is for the best urban or sprint map to ISSOM standards.

    The winner was Stirling University – Scottish Sprint Championships 2018 - by Graham Gristwood.
  • Bonington Trophy

    There were no submissions for this year’s Bonington Trophy, awarded annually for the best contribution to mapping.

As in previous years, the standard of all entries was high, and the scoring was very close.

The judges would like to send their appreciation and congratulations to all entries this year.

Left photo:  Dave Peel awarded The SILVA Trophy 2018  by Judith Holt (Chair of British Orienteering).

Right photo:  Graham Gristwood awarded The Walsh Trophy 2018 by Judith Holt (Chair).