A message from Jack to the 2021 award winners

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Organizations using GIS to improve our world


Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, will announce the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Awards during the Plenary Session on July 12, 2021 at the virtual Esri User Conference. These organizations set new precedents throughout the GIS community.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get my award information?

Log in to the SAG Award winners app using the information provided in your winner notification email. You will need to verify all award and contact information and answer several questions about your GIS project. Award information provided on the winners app is what will be printed on your award and certificate. Review this text carefully, and submit any edits by June 16, 2021.

How did the selection process work?

Jack Dangermond solicited nominations of outstanding users from vertical industry managers, US regional offices, and international distributors. Nominations were carefully evaluated. Your organization was one of 197 chosen from more than 100,000 Esri clients worldwide. If you would like to know more about your nomination, contact your vertical industry manager, regional office, or distributor.

Do I need to prepare a speech?

No, you will not need to prepare an acceptance speech for your award.

Will I receive complimentary registration to the Esri UC?

Receipt of award does not imply complimentary registration to the Esri UC or any other Esri-produced events. If your ArcGIS subscription is up-to-date, then your registration for Esri UC may be complimentary. We hope that you or a member of your organization will be able to register to attend the conference.

What other recognition is involved?

  • You/Your organization will receive one award and one certificate. This year, Esri will be mailing these items to the shipping address in your winner profile. If you are or expect to be working from home, or working remotely, during the months of June and early July, please provide an address where you can receive a delivery.
  • We have also created a SAG Award winner logo for your organization's use. This logo will be sent to you via email from the award coordinator.
  • Project information and images may be posted online and mentioned in press releases, podcast interviews, and marketing stories. More information can be found on the SAG Award website.

How do I order additional awards and certificates?

Esri provides each organization with one award and one certificate; however, you can order more. There is a charge for additional acrylic awards. All orders must be placed before August 13, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. (PDT). Awards must be identical and will be made using the verified award name. Certificates can be personalized. Awards will be shipped from California (USA) with delivery expected in July and October.

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