Ristow Prize

Funding source: 
Prizes
Awarding body: 
The Washington Map Society
Description: 

The Dr. Walter W. Ristow Prize, offered annually by the Washington Map Society since 1994, recognizes academic achievement in the History of Cartography. It honors the legacy of the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, former chief of the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress, and co-founder and first president of the Washington Map Society.

Objective: 

The winner of the Ristow Prize Competition shall receive the following:

  • $1000 cash award
  • a one-year membership in the Washington Map Society
  • publication of the paper in The Portolan - Journal of the Washington Map Society
  • six copies of The Portolan in which the winning paper appears

Publication of the winning paper is a requisite for receipt of the Ristow Prize. It is the responsibility of the winning scholar to work with the editor of The Portolan to prepare the paper for publication. The cash award is paid on verification by the editor that the author has provided the necessary assistance to make publication possible.

A designation of Honorable Mention may be awarded at the judges' discretion. The recipient of this designation shall receive the following:

  • a one-year membership in the Washington Map Society
  • possible publication of the paper in The Portolan - Journal of the Washington Map Society
  • if published, six copies of The Portolan in which the paper appears

Publication of a paper designated for Honorable Mention is at the discretion of the editor of The Portolan, and only with the consent of the author. Publication is not a requisite for receipt of that designation.

Contact name: 
Dr. Evelyn Edson
Contact email: 
eedson@pvcc.edu
Address: 

268 Springtree Lane,
Scottsville,
VA 24590, U.S.A