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.
BEST MAP IN THE CANDY GENRE: Land of the Sweets by Kate Li, age 10, of Honolulu, Hawaii.
BEST INSCRUTABLE MAP: Casual Road Map by Leo Spunt, age 9, of Memphis, Tennessee.
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.
BEST MAP BY A 6 YEAR OLD: Wombat and Dingo Kingdoms by Oliver Bolan Chambers, age 6, naturally, of Corvallis, Oregon.
BEST MAP BY A PRO WITH A NICE WEBSITE: Danger Island by Mat Husdon, age 24, of Bellingham, Washington
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.
BEST MAP FOR A NOVEL-IN-PROGRESS: Steelhead, Washington by Ingrid Rochon, age 21, of New Haven, Connecticut.
and BEST TINY MAP: by Eli Beeker, age 22, of Salisbury, NC.
Okay, that’s all she wrote! Runners-up, we’ll be sending you all a little something in the mail. Thanks and good night!