Lovell Johns have been sponsoring the Henry Johns Award for the British Cartographic Society for many years.
The BCS Henry Johns Award is named in memory of Colonel Henry Johns, one of the founders of Lovell Johns in 1963.
Every year, this prestigious award is presented to the author(s) of the most outstanding article published in The Cartographic Journal during the year as judged by the Editorial Board. The Henry Johns Award comprises a cash prize and a certificate.
As the BCS Conference was understandably postponed this year, the Award presentation was made online. Our own Publishing Manager, Louisa Keyworth presented the Award to Christopher League and Patrick Kennelly for their insightful article titled ‘Cartographic Symbol Design Considerations for the Space-Time Cube.’
Have a look at the video below to see the ‘presentation’.
All parts of the video were filmed remotely and edited together by the Awards Officer, Jim Goldsmith. It may not win an Oscar but it is certainly a suitable alternative for a real-life event in the current circumstances.
We were further delighted to learn that Chris and Pat elected to donate their cash prize to Black Girls Mapp, who promote the connection and empowerment of women of colour in GIS. As cartographers, we could not think of a more fitting way to encourage inclusiveness to an industry we all love dearly.