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National Geography Week was November 15-20 and the National Museum of the Marine Corps sponsored a special poster contest for Elementary and High School age kids.

Poster Contest — "Mapping Marines"


Students in grades 3-12 were encouraged to celebrate National Geography Week by competing in a poster contest sponsored by the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Maps and graphics are used to communicate or illustrate many types of information. Posters that include maps and graphics help people understand information about distant locations. Geographers are asked to inform the public about issues of importance and informational posters are one tool that can be created to help spread information.

Marines and their families are transferred to serve all over the world. Before they go to a new post, it is helpful for them to know a bit about where they will be living. For this contest, create a poster with information about the location where a Marine might serve. There are many that you might choose and you only need to represent one. The posters should be constructed so that they might provide information for Marines and their families who will travel to and live in the region.


Click here to see the Winning Posters!

Elementary level winners (grades 3-6):

  • 1st place: Rainah Adams, Ft Belvoir Elementary, Ft Belvoir, VA
    Teacher: Mrs. Shaw
  • 2nd Place: Catherine Huang, Bel Air Middle School, Bel Air, MD
    Teacher: Mr Bennett and Ms Jasper
  • 3rd Place: Beth Sapitowicz, Bel Air Middle School, Bel Air MD,
    Teacher: Mr Bennett and Ms Jasper

Secondary winners (grades 7-12):

  • 1st place: Marika Yang, Ridgely Middle School, Lutherville, MD
    Teacher: Ms. Rountree
  • 2nd place: Jiexi Hu, Ridgely Middle School, Lutherville, MD
    Teacher: Ms. Rountree
  • 3rd place: Christine Condon, Ridgely Middle School, Lutherville, MD
    Teacher: Ms. Rountree

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