Categories: Maps and Cartography

Esri Launches a $5,000 StoryMapper Contest

Esri has just opened submissions for its ArcGIS StoryMapper of the Year Contest. Participants are invited to submit their ArcGIS StoryMaps along with an explanation of how they would use $5,000 to help out their own community as the top prize will be directly donated to the winner’s chosen “partnership with a local entity, school, or nonprofit organization.”  The winner of the contest will also receive one Esri Technical Certification exam voucher (valued at $250) and one ArcGIS for Personal Use license (valued at $100).  Four runners-up winners will receive $1,000 each for their partnerships along with an Esri Technical Certification exam voucher and Personal Use license.

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Applicants must use ArcGIS StoryMaps to be considered.  The deadline to submit is September 30, 2019.  A panel of judges will select the top 25 entries based on the following criteria:

  • Effectiveness in making story map subject matter interesting and understandable.
  • The story map user experience—is the story engaging? Does it draw the reader in and encourage interaction?
  • Overall design, impact, and originality.
  • Creativity, impact, and feasibility of the storytelling project plan.

Online voting by the general public begins in October.  The winner and runner-up will be announced by Jack Dangermond on GIS Day, which is on November 13, 2019 this year.

To learn more about this contest visit: ArcGIS StoryMapper of the Year Contest


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