March 12, 2014.

The Call for Submissions for the 2014 edition of the Atlas of Design ended last week. In total, we received nearly 300 submissions, handily outpacing the number received for the first Atlas. The diversity and quality of the maps submitted astounded all of us. A very sincere thank you to everyone who submitted their maps, or helped promote submissions; you make the Atlas the fantastic publication that it is!

Deciding which maps to publish will not be an easy task. Fortunately, we have assembled an all-star team of experts who have volunteered their time and expertise to judge the submissions. They come from a variety of backgrounds: professors, graphics editors, professional designers, and more: it is that diverse carto-savvy that we’ll be relying on to complete the challenging task of curating the maps for this upcoming edition.

For those who submitted, we are still expecting to have all decisions finalized by May 1. In the meantime, meet the judges:

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		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>AJ Ashton</strong> - <small>Mapbox</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Cameron Booth</strong> – <small>TransitMaps.tumblr.com</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Tanya Buckingham</strong> – <small>University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Nat Case</strong> – <small>INCase, LLC</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Josh Klenert</strong> – <small>Huffington Post</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Ginny Mason</strong> – <small>National Geographic</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Ian Muelenhaus</strong> – <small>University of Wisconsin–La Crosse</small></div>
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		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Tom Patterson</strong> – <small>United States National Park Service</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Margaret Pearce</strong> – <small>University of Kansas</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Rob Roth</strong> – <small>University of Wisconsin – Madison</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Alethea Steingisser</strong> – <small>University of Oregon</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Hans van der Maarel</strong> – <small>Red Geographics</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Tim Wallace</strong> – <small>New York Times</small></div>
		<div class="judgeContainer" style="background-color:white; padding:8px 0px 8px 10px; border-bottom-style:solid; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-color:#999;"><strong>Andy Woodruff</strong> – <small>Axis Maps</small></div>
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