IMIA Americas Conference

November 29 – December 01, 2016
San Diego, CA USA


Judging Categories

The IMIA Americas Board of Directors would like to invite you to participate in the IMIA Americas Map Awards Program this year. Entries will be judged and displayed at the IMIA Americas Conference scheduled for November 29 – December 01, 2016 in San Diego, California USA. The awards program is open to all Americas members in good standing with the winners announced at the closing social event on Thursday, December 01. The categories for competition are aligned with the other IMIA Regions to ensure consistency in the IMIA Global Award.

  • Best Sheet Map Product (i.e., a folded map or wall map)
  • Best Book Based Map Product (i.e., an atlas or travel guide)
  • Best Digital Map Product (i.e., a mobile or web based application)
  • Best Map Related Product (i.e., globe, map necktie or map coffee mug)
  • Best Marketing or Promotional Program (i.e., company website, marketing campaign or promotional product)

Send completed entry form (s) to Greg Anderson (gregory.anderson@wmich.edu) along with a 200-word explanation for each entry submission to arrive no later than Wednesday, November 23.

For digital map products, you will be required to bring your product on your own device and each entrant will be given a short amount of time to demonstrate the product to the judges.

If you are mailing your entry / entries to IMIA Headquarters, please make sure the delivery date is no later than Wednesday, November 23.

Please submit your entry to the IMIA Americas registration desk at the Omni San Diego Hotel on Tuesday, November 29. Judging will occur on Wednesday, November 30

Entry Form

 

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IMIA Global Award

The IMIA Global Award is an award that recognizes the best products from all three regions. The three overall regional winners will be judged against each other to decide, which represents the best product for the current year. The overall winning entry from the IMIA Americas Region will be nominated for the annual IMIA Global Award, the highest IMIA award.

The judges include the three Regional Presidents and the International President. The Regional Presidents each have a single vote and in the case of a tie, the International President casts the deciding vote. Judging will take place at the IMIA Americas Conference in San Diego, California USA.

The Global Award winner will be presented a trophy to keep and will be inscribed with the IMIA logo, the award title and the year in which the award is given. The results will be published in the IMIA Report for one year and will be displayed on the IMIA Website for one year. The winner will also receive artwork approved by the IMIA International Board for promotional use.

Entry Details

In order to enter you are required to submit your entry form (s) to IMIA Headquarters by Monday, October 31, 2016 and are responsible for mailing your product (s) to IMIA Headquarters (address listed below) by Monday, October 31, 2016.

For digital map products, you will be required to bring your product on your own device and each entrant will be given a short amount of time to demonstrate the product to the judges.

For digital map products, you will be required to bring your product on your own device and each entrant will be given a short amount of time to demonstrate the product to the judges.

Mail entries to:
IMIA Headquarters / Map Awards
23052 – H Alicia Parkway #602
Mission Viejo, CA 92692 USA