She found Mapman.
In our February 6 issue, we showed you a map that Mapman followed on his most recent trip. Your job: Answer eight questions about the trip, then create your own map of the final destination.
Linsey Lundeen (above) of Aledo Junior High School in Aledo, Illinois, is the grand-prize winner. Congratulations to Linsey and her school, which has been participating since 1995, the first year of the Mapman contest.
More than 5,000 students entered this year's contest. Student entries came from everywhere--from the village of South China in Maine to the huge metropolis of Shanghai in China.
"Linsey's map stood out," says Mapman Jim McMahon, "because the pastel colors that she used captured two distinct features of Malta: its rocky landscape and its ultramarine waters."
Linsey won a $500 U.S. Savings bond as the grand prize. She and each of the 25 runners-up will receive a Franklin[R] Electronic Merriam-Webster's[R] Dictionary and a Mapman T-shirt.
Thanks to all the students and teachers--here and abroad--who helped make this year's contest an international success.
THE 25 RUNNERS-UP:
Brianna Browning, Hughes M.S., Burleson, Tex.; Rhea Bumpass, Haughton MS., Haughton, La.; Anna Chou, Ocean Township Intermediate School, Ocean, N.J.; Shannon Clawson, Aledo Junior High School. Aledo. III.; Jaime Constanzer, homeschooled, South China, Maine; Deac Conti, Gulfview M.S., Naples, Fla.; Leah Dajches, Doolen M.S., Tucson, Ariz.; Nicholas Feltman, Mokulele Elementary School, Honolulu. Hawaii: Brendon Findley, Walnut M.S., Grand Island, Neb.; Seamus Fish, American Boychoir School, Princeton, N.J.; Breanna Francis, Woodland M.S., Coeur d'Alene, Ida.; Alaina Galbier, Bemus Point Elementary School, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Michelle Garland, Saint Gilbert School, Grayslake, III.; Nick Gemperle, Sacred Heart School, Turlock, Calif.; Amberlee Hansen, Albion M.S., Sandy, Utah; Brandon Hatch, Bemus Point Elementary School, Bemus Point, N.Y.; Birgit Haupert, Saylesville School, Rubicon, Wis.; Mohammed Khaja, Hibbard Elementary School, Chicago, III.; Martin Majewski, Marshall M.S., Boden, Pa.; Liam McArlhy, Middlesex M.S., Darien, Conn.; Rosalyn Moore, homeschooled, Danville, Vt.; Robbie Quinn, Woodland M.S., Coeur d'Alene, Ida.; Estefania Quirino, Hughes M.S., Burleson, Tex.; Demi Shotwell, homeschooled, Tomahawk, Wis.; Kia Su, Gulfview M.S., Naples, Fla.
HERE ARE THE ANSWERS: 1. Torino
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Alexandria (Egypt)
4. Africa, Asia, Europe
7. Tunis (Tunisia)