UPDATE: Our 2021 calendar is now available for purchase! Order early to get it in time for the New Year!

The cover of our 2021 calendar
Our 2021 Calendar features this stunning satellite image submitted by Valters Žeižis

The collage below gives you an idea of the kinds of maps you’ll be getting from the talented cartographers that we selected for our 2021 calendar:

Collage of the maps in the 2021 GeoHipster Calendar
Collage of the FOURTEEN maps included in our 2021 calendar

To help you prepare for 2022, the 2021 Call For Submissions is below.

We’re excited to issue the call for maps for contributions for the 2021 GeoHipster calendar. Entries are subject to these rules, and guidelines for entry are listed below.

So, send us your maps!


  • Please note that we will place a semi-transparent box containing author information, the GeoHipster logo, and, potentially, a calendar sponsor logo. Please consider this in your map design. If you have a preference as to which corner the box should be placed in, please note that at the time of submission .It should be a map (images please, they’ll be printed after all), hi-res JPG or PNG, landscape orientation, 8 inches × 10.5 inches (20.32 cm × 26.67 cm) or proportional. See the sample below.

2017 GeoHipster calendar image submission sample
Above: GeoHipster calendar image submission sample
  • While we want your map to be understood, past experience has taught us that lots of detailed explanatory text may not scale well and may be difficult to read when printed in the calendar. Please consider this in your design. We are more than happy to include any such information in the write-up about your map.
  • It should be a map you made (potentially with colleagues). As such, your e-mail submission must include the following statement to be considered:

I hereby declare that this submission is my own work and to the best of my knowledge it contains no materials previously published or written by another person, except where due acknowledgement is made in the submission. Any contribution made to the submission by others is explicitly acknowledged. I also declare that the intellectual content of this submission is the product of my own work, except to the extent that assistance from others in the project’s design and conception or in style, presentation and linguistic expression is acknowledged.

  • You should provide a couple of sentences (up to 75 words) on how it was made (tools, data, techniques, etc.).
  • Email as attachment to maps@geohipster.com. Indicate how you would like to be credited. Twitter handle is the most popular, but we’ll use your choice as long as it’s similarly short.
  • By submitting your work, you agree that GeoHipster has rights to use your work in printed materials (obviously) as well as any promotions, as outlined in the rules.
  • It should be “hip”! (Define that however you will.)
  • Submission deadline: 2020-10-23 T23:59:59+00:00

The GeoHipster advisory board will select the winning entries. Each of the 13 finalist contributors will receive a complimentary calendar.

On the 1st of each month we will publish a mini-interview of that month’s map author, discussing the map in more detail, subject to the author’s availability and willingness to participate.