Shipping forecast painting wins award!

Shipping forecast painting wins award!

To my complete surprise, my shipping forecast painting, Attention All Shipping won the British Cartographic Society's John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping in 2016.

Shipping forecast painting wins award

You can see just how astonished I was as Jim Irvine of Harper Collins, presented me with a lovely lead-crystal trophy.
Winning was a huge honour, and a thrilling compliment for the painting I consider to be regard as one of my best works.

The award was for “originality and excellence, with emphasis on effective communication of the intended theme”.

I entered the competition with the encouragement of Mary Spence of the Society. (See left.)

Mary likes my work so much that she even made a lovely presentation about me as part of the Society’s Annual Conference in Cheltenham!

JCB winner

The judges said:

Excellent communication of a clear, and much-loved theme through a clever blend of cartography and art. A new, interesting and engaging portrayal, with a clear eye on its romance. Images, text and thoughtful use of terms from the shipping forecast combine to make a highly attractive, and fun product.

See my Shipping Forecast collection.

See the article published in the Oxford Times, 22 September 2016.

(Photos by Martin Lubikowski of the British Cartographic Society.)

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