2012 NSS Cartographic Salon Winners
Chair: Jim "Crash" Kennedy

There were 22 entries this year in 3 categories (Apprentice, Experienced/Professional, and Display Only).was the largest since the 2003 Convention in Porterville, California.  This year we had 50 maps entered from 5 countries, 42 for judging in 3 categories, and 8 for display only.  Judges awarded ribbons to 22 maps.

JUDGES:  Stan Allison, Paul Burger, George Dasher, Pat Kambesis, Dwight Livingston, Jason Richards, Carol Vesley


(First-Time Entrants)


Doodlebug Hole Blowing Cave, Jackson County, AL
by Jason Hardy

Ben Young Cave, Dekalb County, AL
by Martin Abercrombie

Matainaka Cave, Otago, South Island, New Zealand
by Nicolas Barth

Fisher Ridge Cave System, Base Camp Section, Hart County, KY
by Stephen Gladieux

Aktun-Hu Cave System, Hoya Negro, Quintana Roo, Mexico
by Wesley Underwood



Abyss River Cave, Coconino County, AZ
by Andy Armstrong

Bass Cave, Crawford County, MO
by Ben Miller

Lee Cave, Simpson County, KY
by Dwight Livingston

Fixin’-to-Die Cave, Garfield County, Colorado
by Josh Brewer

Tag Team Cave, Medina County, TX
by Marvin Miller


(Those having won a previous award in the Salon)


Chutes and Ladders Cave, Pulaski County, KY
by Lee Florea

Cueva La Sorpresa, Seccion Mariano, La Lorpresa, Oaxaca, Mexico    
by Marion Akers



Overholt Saltpeter Cave, Pocahontas County, WV      
by Walt Hamm

Lechugilla Cave, Far West Quadrangles, Eddy County, NM
by Derek Bristol


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