2016 Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest

Meet the winners!

(BIG thanks to all. Keep on creating great Story Maps!)

Grand Prize

Grand Price Story Map

Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 2015

Story Map Journal

A complete annual report presented as a story map including beautiful maps, images and stories about the Society's activities.

Lauren Medsker
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society


Travel, Destinations, and Recreation

story map

1st Missouri River Outdoor Recreation Access Guide

Story Map Journal

Get ready for fun on the Missouri river with this comprehensive recreational guide. Clickable main stage actions in the side panel let you navigate to detailed maps of each location.

Trisha Schlake
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

story map

2nd Tennessee Valley Water Trails

Story Map Journal

This inventory of paddling routes in the Tennessee Valley features an attractive cover page and a clickable table of contents.

Andrew Mindermann
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

story map

3rd Your Map for Exploring Omaha's Top Attractions

Story Map Tour

The Story Map Tour is a popular format for photo based visitor guides. This tour has been nicely customized to match the branding of the local visitor bureau.

Nataliya Lys
Douglas County GIS


Infrastructure, Planning, and Government

story map

1st The 2015 Wildfire Season in the Pacific Northwest

Story Map Journal

Part of a larger report, this combines a variety of maps and multimedia to tell the story of the deadly 2015 fire season in the Pacific Northwest.

Kathryn E. Strawn
USDA Forest Service

story map

2nd Retail iMap City of Moreno Valley - Economic Development

Story Map Journal

As you scroll through this story you get a briefing about each retail development, including a photo, infographic showing key statistics, and a demographic map with a popup highlighting its location.

Janice Nollar-Conrad
City of Moreno Valley

story map

3rd Moving Towards Sustainability in Extraction Economies of Appalachia

Story Map Journal

In Mingo County, West Virginia, the need for new economic development is great. Several story map apps embedded in this Story Map Journal help illustrate new opportunities that are emerging.

Tuan Nguyen
Rahall Transportation Institute – Marshall University


Science, Technology, and Education

Connecticut's Coast: Then and Now

1st Connecticut's Coast: Then and Now

Story Map Journal

This customization of the Story Map Journal app brilliantly shows you the historical changes along this coastline.

Emily Wilson and Joel Stocker
University of Connecticut

Mapping trachoma to eliminate blindness

2nd Mapping trachoma to eliminate blindness

Story Map Journal

Find out about one of the largest infectious disease mapping projects ever undertaken in this story by an innovative UK-based publisher of science and development news and analysis.

Shannon Harmon, Andrew Lee, and Nicola Pearson
Scidev.Net

Southern California Steelhead Story Map

3rd Southern California Steelhead Story Map

Story Map Journal

The Aquarium of the Pacific created this story map to accompany a new exhibit about Southern California Steelhead, the only salmon species native to the region.

Jennifer Lentz, Ph.D.
Aquarium of the Pacific


Culture, History, and Events

Old Highway 99 Through the  City of Bellingham

1st Old Highway 99 Through the City of Bellingham

Story Map Journal

Explore photos and postcards highlighting the heyday of historic Highway 99 as it traveled through the City of Bellingham, WA.

Kate Newell
City of Bellingham

Making Waves: The Evolution of Ska!

2nd Making Waves: The Evolution of Ska!

Story Map Series - Tabbed

Explore the evolution of ska music from its roots in Jamaica to England and then on to the USA. The informal custom basemap is great for this subject and adds to the fun.

Mark Gallant
EntertainMaps.com

Timberwood Church Prayer Path

3rd Timberwood Church Prayer Path

Story Map Tour

This compelling and unusual tour guides you peacefully along a prayer path at a rural church next to a lake in Minnesota.

Kyle Wikstrom
Brainerd, MN


Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability

Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 2015

1st Annual Report of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 2015

Story Map Journal

A complete annual report presented as a story map including attractive maps, images and stories about the Society's activities.

Lauren Medsker
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Keep the Canyon Grand

2nd Keep the Canyon Grand

Story Map Journal

This beautiful Story Map Journal matches the colors used in the web page it is embedded in, and the geology of the Grand Canyon it aims to help protect.

Stephanie Smith
Grand Canyon Trust

Birds in the Red Book of Armenia

3rd Birds in the Red Book of Armenia

Story Map Journal

Browse some of the 90 threatened bird species on the IUCN Red List for Armenia in this carefully produced, bi-lingual story map.

Aghavni Harutyunyan
AUA Acopian Center for the Environment


Honorable Mention


Culture, History, and Events

story map

The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

Story Map Journal

Follow this famous plant explorer through the Amazon in this beautifully crafted story.

Brian Hettler
Amazon Conservation Team


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