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Fall 2019 is a crucial period for redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Are you ready to enter your map into DTL's next competition? Here's how.


  • The congressional competition is still on DistrictBuilder, drawing 17 districts. You can get started here. 

  • The Youth and Higher Education divisions will award regional prizes ($500 for 1st place; $250 for 2nd place; plus honorable mentions). The statewide grand prize winners from each division will be chosen from regional honorees and receive $5,000.

  • The public can choose the People’s Choice champion from statewide finalists.



  • The Youth and Higher Education regional competitions will be split between two regions instead of three: eastern and western. 

  • All entries in the adult division will automatically go to the statewide competition. There will be no regional awards in this division.

  • The adult statewide grand prize will be $2,000. Second prize will be $1,000.



  • Draw the Lines has partnered with Dave’s Redistricting App so Pennsylvanians can draw state Senate and state House maps on his web-based platform. 

  • DTL will award two (2) $1,000 grand prizes and $500 2nd place prizes in the state legislative competition, one each for the State House and State Senate categories. 

  • Awards will be judged by the DTL statewide judging panel, using the same rubric as the congressional mapping competition. 

  • You can submit a map to the competition from our website. 



Deadline for all submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 12.