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.

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.

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ISHMap Prize in Map History

The ISHMap Prize in Map History, awarded every two years and presented at the ISHMap General Meeting in odd-numbered years, recognizes a project that explores the history of maps and mapping outside of the format of an academic paper, book, or edited collection in way that increases accessibility and engagement with maps and map history through innovative presentation

The prize uplifts recent projects that seek to expand the subjects, audience, scope, and/or methodology of engaging with the history of maps and mapping. Projects can take many forms including, but in no way limited to, physical exhibitions, datasets, online exhibitions, multimedia projects such as podcasts and films, thematic maps, games, and digital products. See here for details

Deadline for application for 2023: December 31, 2022.

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Submit a Map or GIS Competition

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