Beautiful Hungarian Map 2018

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2019/03/29 - 2019/04/13


The first Beautiful Hungarian Map competition dates back to 1996. The aim has been to raise the level of Hungarian map culture and help beautifully made maps gain more ground. To achieve this aim, the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Eötvös Lorand University and the Map Collection of NSZL invite entries to win the title of “Beautiful Hungarian Map” every year.

This year, 10 contestants sent in 25 entries which have been evaluated and awarded by a jury including both experts and laymen. Chairman of the jury was János Káldos, Head of the National Library System Project of NSZL. The exhibition compiled from the competing maps will present an overall view of maps produced by the Hungarian map making community in 2018 for the general public.

The exhibition will be open from March 29 until April 13, 2019 in the Ceremonial Hall of NSZL (on Floor 6 of the building), Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Visitors can attend the exhibition free of charge during the opening ceremony. The aim of the exhibition is to promote companies and organizations making cartographic works, and to draw the attention of not only professionals but also of the general public to new developments in this field.

Opening ceremony and the announcement of winners will start at 3 p.m., on March 29, 2019 in the Ceremonial Hall of National Széchényi Library, on Floor 6 of the building.

Welcome speech will be delivered by Dr. László Tüske, Director-General of National Széchényi Library.

The event will be introduced by academician Dr. István Klinghammer.

Awards will be presented by Dr. László Zentai, Head of the Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of Eötvös Lorand University and Dr. László Tüske.


List of this year’s contestants and entries (in Hungarian)