May 24, 2020.

We had over 450 total entries for this year’s atlas, which is more than any previous volume! After a long process of deliberation, we have selected 31 maps to be featured in the 2020 edition of the atlas.

In alphabetical order by title, here are the 2020 finalists; these maps will be included in Volume 5 (attributions may be updated):

2020 Atlas of Design Finalists:

Title Authors
Appalachian Trail Fold Out Shelter Reference and Journal-Atop Adventure Map John Nelson and Erich Rainville
The Blessed Dhofar Region and The Frankincense Trail Antonio Farach, Winie Ariany, Adonis Durado / Antonio Farach, Adonis Durado, Jorge Cortes, Isidore Vic Carloman, Muthita Torteeka
Botanical Worldmap Tapestry Vanessa Barragão
Chronicle of Craters Soren Walljasper
City of Kingkel MistyBeee
Cross-sections through California RJ Andrews
Divided Globe Triptych: Segment and Poles Apart Loraine Rutt
The Essential Geography of Oregon David Imus
The first 100 days of protests in Hong Kong Pablo Robles
Grave Smoky Mountains National Park Aaron Koelker
Greenland (Where the Ice Meets the Ocean) Christopher Pollard
A Hexagonal Tile Grid of American Counties William M. Hartnett
Holocaust by Bullets Map concept and design by Edward Jacobs and Michael Berenbaum, Berenbaum Jacobs Associates; cartography by Alison DeGraff Ollivierre, Tombolo Maps & Design; and fabrication by Pacific Studio. Created for the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.
How Birds Migrate Matthew Chwastyk (National Geographic)
I Was There Levi Westerveld and Anne Kelly Knowles
The Lost Treasures of Isla del Coco Jakob Listabarth
Map Showing the Geographic & Cultural Systems of the Central Park Compiled and Written by The Squirrel Census, Brought Up To Date in 2019 and Chart Showing the Location, Distribution & Coloration of the Squirrel Population of the Central Park, Collected From An Actual Survey In October of 2018 and Published in the Spring of 2019, Compiled and Written by the Squirrel Census for the Purpose of Visually Sharing Results from Central Park’s First Comprehensive Count of Squirrels Nathaniel Garnett Slaughter IV
Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters Tim Meko (Washington Post)
Mapping the fiery chaos Lauren Tierney (Washington Post)
The Melbourne Map Melinda Clarke
Nature in the City Lindsay Irving
Near Tavistock, Devon & The Rural Devon Landscape Victoria Rose Richards
A New and Complete Map of the Inside Passage Covering the Journey from Bellingham to Juneau Including the Principal Islands, Settlements, Passages, &c. Daniel P. Huffman
An orbit map of the solar system Eleanor Lutz
The Pacific’s Fiery Ring Matthew Chwastyk (National Geographic)
The Paris Map Kevin Sheehan
Série “Le Temps De L’île” : Mayotte Et Les Îles Du Ponant (Island Time Serie : Mayotte And Ponant Islands) Collective of Le Monde graphics department, under the direction of Delphine Papin
South of Bass Strait Alex Hotchin
The Stikine Icefield Eric Knight
Surfing Saco Bay Margot Carpenter
The Teton Fault Rick Zeeb

Congratulations to all finalists!

Additionally, we would like to recognize the following maps with an honorable mention:

2020 Honorable Mention:

Title Authors
Cape Horn. With a view of Tierra del Fuego, South America and Antarctica Filippo Vanzo
Metroworld Nathan Kaufmann
The High Price of Living High Tech Ryan Morris (National Geographic Magazine)
American Nuclear Detonations: 1945-1992 Peter Atwood
Bricks vs. Grass Jeroen Drewes
A Wisconsin Eye Test Colter Sikora
Glacier Peak - Hiking and Climbing Routes Joe Milbrath
A Peek Into the US Tiger Trade Riley Champine (National Geographic Magazine)
State of the Mountains Map Warren Davison (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
Indigenous Languages of Canada Chris Brackley (Canadian Geographic Magazine)
Fantastic foliage and where to find it Joe Fox (Washington Post)
Travels between USA and USSR, 1813-1991 Studio Folder
New Zealand International Flights Andrew Douglas-Clifford
Iturup Heather Smith (ESRI)
218’ Sea Rise–California Central Valley Jeffrey Linn