It will soon be Christmas and cartography crackers, Ordnance Survey, the mapping elves of Great Britain, want to make it an extra special Merry mapmaking Christmas for one lucky family by giving them the opportunity to meet Santa in Lapland before the big day.
For children under-12, to enter simply create a map of what you think Santa’s home town is like and send it to Ordnance Survey. This can be a paper map, a digital one, or even one made in Minecraft. If your map is chosen by the Ordnance Survey elves as their favourite, then yule soon be on a plane to Lapland with your family to meet Santa.
Jim Goldsmith, Ordnance Survey Cartography manager, says: “Ordnance Survey is always excited about innovation and what can be done with maps and mapping. This competition is a chance for a new generation of map makers to show us what they can do. We are looking forward to seeing where the elves live, the locations of Santa’s toy testing facility and the Christmas Jumper knitting factory, and what symbol is used for the reindeer retirement home.”
The day trip includes:
- Return flights from Gatwick, flying out on 22 December at 07:30 and returning the same day at 21:30
- A snowmobile trip
- A huskie sled journey
- A sleigh ride with Santa’s reindeers
- 2-course lunch
- Snowman building and snowball fights
- Finding and meeting Santa, who will have gifts for each child
For Santa’s Clause (the full terms and conditions) and how to enter, visit: www.os.co.uk/santa