Now it's time for the gallery ...
I wonder how many of you will get this reference? Probably showing my age, but I used to love racing home after school to watch Take Hart, waiting patiently for my favourite part, the gallery.
And just like Tony, I'm delighted with the entries submitted to our map doodle competition. I love the perspectives they offered, the humour and the attention to detail.
Our judges, lovers of all things map related and modern map-makers themselves (and our guest bloggers in November), James Cheshire and Oliver O'Brien, had this to say about their judging experience:
'We were impressed with the quality of the entries. We found it very interesting to try and engage with the map makers in order that we could understand what they were showing us. To decide on the final five was very hard and caused much debate (between us and amongst colleagues). We really enjoyed judging the entries!'
Winning school – St Cuthbert Mayne School
I'm pleased to announce the winning school is St Cuthbert Mayne School in Torquay (@stcmgeography). A big thank you, Mr Chapman for getting your Year 7 students involved!
Paul Chapman receives a copy of Philip's Interactive Modern School Atlas CD-ROM for the Interactive Whiteboard for his Geography department.
And thanks to our colleagues at Hodder Children's Books (Wayland), we will be sending out a copy of The Wayland Illustrated Atlas as a prize to five special winners.
From the frozen landscapes of Antarctica to the steamy rainforests of South America, the stunning maps, illustrations and photographs provide a fascinating and exciting introduction to our planet.
ISBN: 9780750242776 £7.99
Paul Chapman told us why he entered the competition: 'A map doodle is a fantastic way to get adults and young people to think creatively about their places and spaces. It empowers them to become the cartographer, and to think about what should be included in the map and what should stand out as being important in their lives. A great activity, a great idea.'
Special prize goes to five lucky winners (in no particular order):
Click on the image to see the larger version.
Phoebe, Geography Classroom
My doodle is a map of a Geography classroom. It’s very geographical and you learn a lot from geography.
Comments from the judges: We really liked this for its use of colours and the detail of the features.
Georgia, French to RE
My map doodle is of how to get from RE to French in St Cuthbert Mayne. I chose this because I do this journey everyday and that is what the journey feels like to me.
Comments from the judges:This was a fun and original map. Mrs Cheakley looks especially terrifying. There is something a bit Harry Potter about it.
Thomas, Davis Avenue
My map doodle is of my street and I chose my street because this street is nice, calm and cosy and it makes me happy.
Comments from the judges: This was the closest entry to an Ordnance Survey map. It was well-framed and labelled and had lots of detail.
Joshua, Map of the World
My map doodle is of the world but I’ve doodled various landmarks over the world. Most of them are very well known. For example, I drew the Statue of Liberty. I chose this because I thought it would be a good idea to draw the main landmarks but is doodle style, and my creativity.
Comments from the judges: We were very impressed with the ambition of the map and the way that the countries were well positioned and proportioned. The landmarks were thoughtful and we think that many geographers would struggle to sketch a map as detailed as this.
Jake's bike journey
My map doodle is of my bike ride I do weekly around my local area. I chose this because it is a journey I enjoy and it is a chance to get out.
Comments from the judges: This was a nice descriptive map of one of our favourite activities. It was interesting to see the landmarks that stand out most in Jake's mind.
And here's the gallery of the shortlisted entries, with a word or two from the pupils about their inspiration for their doodles.
Megan, Map of my street
My map doodle makes me very happy and there are loads of kids that live near me to play with and there is a park near me.
Shannon, Imaginary way to school
My map doodle is of my wacky way to school. I go to Turkey, chocolate sensation, heaven and more. I chose this because I found it funny.
Chloé, A map of my street
My map doodle is of my street
Ellie, Morrison Supermarket
I did a supermarket because I think it's really cool and I'm proud of it. I chose it because my mum works there. [We shortlisted this one because we liked the idea of a map of a supermarket – we're always getting lost in ours!]
Emily, My street
My map doodle is of my road. There are so many houses I can't count them. There are three parks near my house. They are all fun but there are teenagers that go there. I chose this place because it is easy to remember. I love my road because there are so many children to play with. I hope you like it. [We do! And we like your description of your area.]
Daniel, Bottom of my road
My map doodle is of my house because it is where I live.
Ethan's map [we liked the quote from the dog!]
And some shortlisted entries with no name:
My room [we liked the perspective and the idea of a map of your bedroom!]
Countryside and seascape [we love the sheep!]
What do you think of the doodles? Tell us which is your favourite here.
If you like map doodles, have you seen the following websites?
Londonist launched their own hand drawn maps competition where they asked readers to submit their own hand drawn maps of London.
Hand Drawn Map Association (@kharzinski) where you can continue to submit your map doodles.