GIS and Map Contests Roundup

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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.

To submit a map or GIS contest to this list, please fill out the form below the list.

“Map the Bay” Student Mapmaking Contest

The UC Berkeley Library is conducting its third annual “Map the Bay” Student Mapmaking Contest for students in the San Francisco Bay Area. From March 1, 2022 to April 1, 2022, online entries will be accepted. Maps can be actual or fictitious, hand-drawn or developed on a computer, as long as they have a connection to the Bay Area.

Find more contest details here: Map the Bay: 2022 Student Mapmaking Contest 

GIS Colorado Mapping Contest

Showcase your GIS skills by entering the 2022 GIS Colorado Mapping Contest! The GISCO Mapping Contest will take place at the GIS Colorado quarterly meeting, which will be held in tandem with the Elevations Geospatial Summit, May 11-13, 2022, which is co-hosted by WyGeo. This means that your submission will be seen by members of both organizations, maximizing the exposure to your work!

We are excited to give you the opportunity to showcase your hard work and share it with GIS colleagues and professionals. Please look through the details about the contest by visiting the GIS Colorado Mapping Contest page.

We look forward to your submission and can’t wait to see what you come up with! If you have questions, please email contest@giscolorado.org. Entries must be submitted by midnight on April 15, 2022.

2022 North Carolina GIS Competition for Grades 4-12

Students in North Carolina’s high schools (grades 9-12) and middle schools (grades 4-8) are invited to enter the state’s ArcGIS Online web app or story map contest.

One high school and one middle school project will be submitted to a nationwide competition, the Esri ArcGIS Online United States School Competition.

Deadline: April 22, 2022

Visit the 2022 North Carolina GIS Competition for Grades 4-12 page for more information.

2022 GIS Certification Institute Map Contest

GISCI sponsors an annual map competition in which members of the GIS community are invited to submit and share their original maps.

Entrants have complete control over the subject, style, and platform/tools they use in order to demonstrate their inventiveness using maps.

Participants from all segments of the GIS community, from students to seasoned professionals, are invited to join. There two contest divisions: one for undergraduate and graduate students, and one for professionals. Individuals serving on the contest’s judging panel are not eligible to compete.

Deadline: April 30, 2022

More: 2022 GIS Certification Institute Map Contest

2022 CARIGEO Student Competition

The #YourCaribbeanStory competition is open to students to share their mapping skills while also developing spatial thinking and boosting regional research.  Apply before February 28th, 2022, to ensure your chance to participate.

All participants will have until April 30th, 2022 to submit materials for judging.

Visit Your Caribbean Story for more details about this GIS contest.

Sentinel Hub Climate Change Custom Script Contest

The World Meteorological Organization has partnered with Sentinel Hub to organize this special edition of the Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest. The purpose of this contest is to demonstrate the value of Earth Observation data in assisting in the detection of climate change consequences.

The contest begins on 15th March 2022 and concludes on 30th June 2022 at 12 a.m.

More: Sentinel Hub Custom Script Contest


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