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Bill Loy Award For Excellence in Cartography
Academic Year 2023–2024

The Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography is awarded annually to a deserving graduate or undergraduate Geography or Spatial Data Science and Technology student at the University of Oregon whose work demonstrates excellence in cartographic design and/or geographic visualization.

The award was set up by Bill Loy, a UO Geography Professor who taught cartography from 1967 to 1997, sharing his love for and expertise in map design with many students over the course of over three decades of teaching. Bill was well-known for his work on the Atlas of Oregon, and co-founded the InfoGraphics Lab with Jim Meacham in 1988. He established this award at the end of his life to continue to recognize and inspire the great cartographic work of UO Geography students. The award amount is $1,000.

Submission Guidelines
Students will submit a cartographic or visualization product and a written statement.

Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Geography, or Spatial Data Science and Technology, or a Geography graduate student at the University of Oregon.

Submissions must include the following:
A 250-word statement explaining the significance of the design that clearly articulates your role in developing the product.
For static map products email a PDF of the product (or a download link if too large) and your statement to: For web maps, email a link to your product and your statement to:

Submission Deadline: May 3, 2024
The award will be announced during spring term.

Alethea Steingisser,
Carolyn Fish,