AWARDS

Apprentice
(First-Time Entrants)

HONORABLE MENTION

Doodlebug Hole/Blowing Cave, Jackson County, Alabama

by Jason Hardy

Ben Young Cave, Dekalb County, Alabama

by Marty Abercrombie

Matainaka Cave, Otago, South Island, New Zealand

by Nicolas Barth

Fisher Ridge Cave System, Base Camp Section, Hart County, Kentucky

by Stephen Gladieux

Aktun-Hu Cave System, Hoyo Negro, Quintana Roo, Mexico

by Alberto Nava Blank

 

MERIT AWARD

Abyss River Cave, Coconino County, Arizona

by Andy Armstrong

Bass Cave, Crawford County, Missouri

by Ben Miller

Lee Cave, Simpson County, Kentucky

by Josh Brewer

Tag Team Cave, Medina County, Texas

by Marvin Miller

 

Experienced
(For those having won a previous award in the Salon)

HONORABLE MENTION

Chutes and Ladders Cave, Pulaski County, Kentucky

by Lee Florea

Cueva la Sorpresa Sección Mariano, La Sorpresa, Oaxaca, Mexico

by Marion Akers

 

MERIT AWARD

Overholt Saltpeter Cave, Pocahontas County, West Virginia

by Walt Hamm

Lechuguilla Cave, Far West Quadrangles, Eddy County, New Mexico

by Derek Bristol

 

Master/Professional
(For those who are paid professional cartographers or who have previously won the Medal)

HONORABLE MENTION

None.

 

MERIT AWARD

None.

 

MEDAL (BEST OF SHOW)

There were no Medal-quality maps entered this year.

NSS Cartography Salon Winners

Chair: Dwight Livingston

Coordinator: Jim “Crash” Kennedy

Lewisburg, West Virginia

The 2012 Cartographic Salon was held in June at the NSS Convention in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Judges awarded ribbons to 13 maps, representing 7 different states, 3 countries, and 13 different cartographers. No medal for “Best of Show” was awarded this year – the award is reserved for the rare maps that are considered near-perfect.

Judges:

    Apprentice: Stan Allison, Paul Burger, Dwight Livingston

    Experienced and Master/Professional: George Dasher, Pat Kambesis, Jason Richards, Carol Vesley

2012