GIS and Map Contests

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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.

The California Map Society and the David Rumsey Map Center
First Annual Student Exhibition Competition

Through this map competition, a student has the chance to plan an exhibition at the David Rumsey Map Center that draws from the map collections and is centered around a topic of the student’s choosing.

The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-granting institution in one of the following western states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Contest deadline: July 18, 2022 at 9:00AM PST

More: The California Map Society and the David Rumsey Map Center First Annual Student Exhibition Competition

2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition

Esri’s 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition encourages storytellers from all over the world to create stories that explain an idea, a problem, or a solution using cutting-edge data visualization methods.

Topic areas:

  • Wildfire outlook and trends
  • Electric vehicle station access
  • Global food insecurity
  • Tree-shade equity in a metropolitan area
  • Air-quality trends
  • Climate trends over time and across locations 

Submission are accepted until October 7, 2022.

More: 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition


Submit a Map or GIS Competition

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