WILDWOOD MAPMAKING CONTEST RESULTS! Part 4: the Runners-Up

As promised, here are the runners-up.  We could’ve chosen twice as many of these – there were so many great ones – but we had to stop somewhere.  And so:

BEST MAP FEATURING A NIGHTMARISH, FUTURISTIC POWER PLANT:  Sengi’s Map by Stephen Reali, age 26, of Bowie, Maryland.

Stephen would like you to know that Sengi is an elephant shrew.

BEST MAP IN THE CANDY GENRE:  Land of the Sweets by Kate Li, age 10, of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Candy-inspired worlds turned out to be a popular map subject. Who knew? We especially like hilarious, pitiful Mr. Broccoli's house.

BEST INSCRUTABLE MAP:  Casual Road Map by Leo Spunt, age 9, of Memphis, Tennessee.

Wow!

BEST SEA SERPENT, BEST OBSIDIAN LAKE OF DEADLY WATERS AND NEVERENDING DEPTHS, and BEST USE OF AN OPEN FLAME:  Land of Telesia by Olive Ward, age 8, of New York, New York.

This also won BEST WORTLE BRAMBLE.

BEST MAP BY A 6 YEAR OLD:  Wombat and Dingo Kingdoms by Oliver Bolan Chambers, age 6, naturally, of Corvallis, Oregon.

There's a lot going on here. Dingo catapult?

BEST MAP BY A PRO WITH A NICE WEBSITEDanger Island by Mat Husdon, age 24, of Bellingham, Washington

We like islands shaped like bones.

BEST KEY with the BEST BIRD DRAWINGS:  Top Secret Outpost of the Backyard Brooklyn Fairies by Ada Grazia Cowan, age 8, of Brooklyn, New York.

Ada says: "The keys are attached to the map on either side. They can roll up and be tied with ribbons."

Also: "There are birds in my map because I was working on this after I went with my parents to find birds that had died by smashing into glass buildings for the Audubon Society." Alas.

And: "The mushrooms are because I love mushrooms."

BEST MAP FOR A NOVEL-IN-PROGRESS:  Steelhead, Washington by Ingrid Rochon, age 21, of New Haven, Connecticut.

Ingrid says: "Steelhead is the setting of my beloved novel-in-progress, Deep Homology. It's a place where seals, whales and people negotiate an uneasy peace, and the annual salmon run stretches strange politicians to their breaking point."

and BEST TINY MAP:  by Eli Beeker, age 22, of Salisbury, NC.

tiny!

Okay, that’s all she wrote!  Runners-up, we’ll be sending you all a little something in the mail.  Thanks and good night!

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