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:

Name Affiliation
AJ Ashton Mapbox
Cameron Booth
Tanya Buckingham University of Wisconsin Cartography Lab
Nat Case INCase, LLC
Josh Klenert Huffington Post
Ginny Mason National Geographic
Ian Muelenhaus University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
Tom Patterson United States National Park Service
Margaret Pearce University of Kansas
Rob Roth University of Wisconsin – Madison
Alethea Steingisser University of Oregon
Hans van der Maarel Red Geographics
Tim Wallace New York Times
Andy Woodruff Axis Maps