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Today is deadline for Creative Mapping Contest!

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Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST

Do you love maps? Are you an illustrator, graphic designer, or visual storyteller? Spacing wants you to submit your original creative maps inspired by a Canadian city.

The art of map-making has taken tremendous strides in the digital age. In the last decade, there has been an explosion of maps that are not necessarily meant to be used for directions, but instead are considered works of art and inspired imagination. We want you to create an illustrative map that reflects a Canadian city (or a neighbourhood, community) or is inspired by the urban elements that make up a city (examples: waterfront, transit, cycling, walking, graffiti, parks, architecture, laneways/alleys, streets, traffic, taxis, weather, sewers, infrastructure, etc…). The above map — featured in our current issue — is a good example of creative mapping.

DEADLINE: By the end of the day today! If you want to submit and cannot meet today’s deadline please send us an email [ ] and we can work something out. We’re more concerned with quality entries than with strident deadlines!

COST: Free!

HOW TO ENTER: You must register to enter. Send us an email by April 30th and we will provide you with uploading details. EMAIL:

KEEP UP TO DATE: Feel free to “RSVP” to our event listing on Facebook in order to receive reminders about the deadline and other announcements (such as prizes).

DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS?  Visit Spacing’s contest web page that should answer all your questions.