Ristow Prize for the best essay in the history of cartography, sponsored by the Washington Map Society

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Students of the history of cartography are invited to submit papers for the 2019 Ristow Prize competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students of any nationality are eligible to compete. Papers must be in English, not exceeding 7500 words, and should be submitted digitally as a PDF document to eedson@pvcc.edu or in hard copy postmarked no later than June 1, 2019, to Evelyn Edson, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville, VA 24590, U.S.A. Appropriate illustrations, especially maps, are encouraged. The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be published in The Portolan, the journal of the Washington Map Society. The prize, named in honor of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, is sponsored by the Washington Map Society of Washington, D. C. For more information, including a list of previous winners, go to the website www.washmap.org or contact Dr. Edson at eedson@pvcc.edu.