One of the aims of both Societies is to encourage better mapping by providing awards, medals and prizes to individuals or companies who have shown excellence in this field. All the awards are presented at the Gala Dinner.
The Wallis Award for excellence in Cartography
Special Society Award for and outstanding contribution to the Society of Cartographers
The Gromit Award a lighthearted award, for ineptness in Cartography this year's Gromit will be decided during the conference and awarded at the gala dinner awards ceremony.
For details on entering any of the SoC Awards please visit soc.org.uk/wallis.htm
The BCS Award
Awarded to the best of the following winners each year:
The Henry Johns Award for the Best Cartographic Journal Article
The Society Medal for distinguished contribution to Cartography
The ESRI UK New Mapmaker Award for those starting out in cartographic or related industries.
The Ian Mumford Award for orginal cartographic research
The British Cartographic Society Children’s Map Competition is sponsored by the UK Hydrographic Office and aims to encourage map making at primary and secondary school level.
For details on entering any of the BCS Awards please visit cartography.org.uk/awards
Attendance at this event can be used towards AGI Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and also towards achieving and maintaining the RGS Chartered Geographer (CGeog) status.
The BCS-SoC Conference 2017 is organised by GeoAware, the training and events division of The GeoInformation Group.