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.

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


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Map the Bay Student Mapmaking Contest

The UC Berkeley Earth Sciences & Map Library announces its first student mapmaking contest in conjunction with an upcoming online exhibit, Mapping the Bay! The Map the Bay student mapmaking contest runs 4/17 through 5/1. Maps can be real or imaginary as long as they have some Bay Area connection. The contest is open to all students in the nine-county Bay Area. Winning entries will be featured in our upcoming virtual exhibit, Mapping the Bay. 

Important dates: 

  • April 17, 2020: Contest Opens, 12 pm [noon]
  • May 1, 2020: Contest Closes, 12 pm [noon]
  • May 8, 2020: Finalists announced and public voting begins online
  • May 15, 2020: Winners announced!

Find more contest details by visiting: Map the Bay Student Mapmaking Contest

2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS Students

Esri challenges US high school and middle school students to create and share projects about something in their home states, striving to be among the best in the school, state, and nation. Esri’s 2020 ArcGIS US School Competition is open to high school (“HS,” gr.9-12) and middle school (“MS,” gr.4-8) students in the US who can analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS web app or story map. Deadline: 5pm Pacific Time on Wed May 20, 2020. More: 2020 ArcGIS Online Competition for US HS+MS Students


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