GIS and Map Contests Roundup



Map and GIS data competitions are a great way to promote geospatial work and receive industry recognition.  Geospatial competitions range from both paper and digital map contests as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data.  Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline.

Esri Map Story Contest

Esri has announced that it is inviting people to submit their top EsriStory Maps projects for a chance to win prizes and peer recognition at the EsriUser Conference. Contest participants can submit up to three preexisting or new story maps between now and May 30, 2017. Submissions will be judged on factors such as design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity in telling an engaging story. All entries must make use of one of the Esri Story Maps apps. Entries may be hosted in ArcGIS Online or on another publicly accessible server. Contest participants are encouraged to customize their Esri Story Maps apps to show off their personal creativity and style and to suit their particular audience’s needs. More: Esri Map Story Contest

NACIS Student Dynamic Map Contest

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) recognizes the importance of dynamic mapping in cartography and is sponsoring the 18th Annual Student Dynamic Map Competition to promote cartographic excellence and innovation in this versatile medium. There are two competition categories: individual projects and group projects. Each map will be judged by a panel of three professional cartographers. The winners will be announced (and demonstrated) during the 2017 NACIS annual meeting in Montréal. Entries for the 2017 competition must be received by May 31st, 2017. More: NACIS Student Dynamic Map Contest

NACIS Student Map & Poster Competition

Students who’d like to display their works at NACIS 2017 should register for the Student Map and Poster Competition. We encourage all students to submit their maps and cartography-related technical/research posters for a chance at one of two $500 prizes! There are two competition categories: cartographic design quality and cartographic research quality. There is no entry fee. All entrants will be displayed in the Map Gallery, and the winners will be selected by a ballot of all meeting attendees. Entries for the 2017 competition must be received by May 31st, 2017. More: NACIS Student Map & Poster Competition


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