View Full Version : *** May/June Challenge 2010: Tell Me a Story ***

05-16-2010, 10:21 AM
Sifting through all of the suggestions in the Mapping Challenge Suggestion forum (http://tinyurl.com/389l4wrs) this month, it was clear that Djekspek's idea (http://tinyurl.com/279couk) was very popular with the voters and worthy of having a challenge or two based upon it.

Tell Me a Story


Using a favorite book or movie, create a map that illustrates a journey taken by characters in the story with a clear beginning and end. As an example, the journey of Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin from the Shire to Rivendell would be a good choice, whereas the journey from the Shire to the Prancing Pony wouldn't be as good because Bree didn't turn out to be a very good resting spot. The journey should include at least two points of interest along the way. In our example, the ferry, Tom Bombadil's house, the wight's barrow, the Prancing Pony and the watchtower Weathertop would be points of interest.



This challenge will conclude on June 13, 2010.


Only those who have not won a gold compass, a feature map scroll or three silver compasses may participate.
Your entry must be an original creation, made specifically for this contest.
Use this format for your entry title: May/June Entry: Entry title or description
Precede each updated version of your entry with the following: ### LATEST WIP ###

Go forth and sieze the day, Cartographers!

05-16-2010, 10:36 AM
hmmm.. what to choose what to choose.. so many good ones out there :)

Aval Penworth
05-16-2010, 10:42 AM
Aw, shucks. If only I'd ever read a book.:roll:

05-16-2010, 10:49 AM
"Using a favorite book or movie "

We got ya covered :)

Aval Penworth
05-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Do cartoons count? hehe

05-16-2010, 10:57 AM
Call them "graphic novels". They sound more dignified that way.

05-16-2010, 10:59 AM
just wondering how "The Art Directors Handbook of Professionel Magazine Design" would look on map *lol*

05-17-2010, 12:20 AM
I don't know, but I'd love to find out.

05-18-2010, 08:04 PM
Hmm... I might actually have a go at this...

05-21-2010, 09:15 AM
Does it have to be a physical journey? ... cause I was thinking of mapping out Groundhog Day (one of my favorite movies) and he doesn't really travel physically but he goes far mentally :)

05-21-2010, 04:59 PM
A map of Punxatwanee would fit theoretically.

05-23-2010, 02:45 PM
We lay down the challenges, but ultimately the voters decide whose map is right for the challenge. I've seen some mappers take a great deal of license and do well in the voting, and I've also seen a challenge get kicked back to the participants because too many people didn't meet the letter of the challenge. I think that as long as you are making an effort to meet the requirements, you'll be fine. I can envision this wintery map full of iconic scenes from the movie (ice sculpting, railroad tracks, etc.).

06-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Is this challenge due to finish ?

06-14-2010, 03:17 PM
Looks like it's a little overdue. This challenge will finish tomorrow (June 15th) at 2pm EST. Please have your final entries in place with ### Latest WIP ### tags attached by then.