What is the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps competition?
For the 2020 annual StoryMaps contest, Esri and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) hosted the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all and ensure that no one is left behind. They address a multitude of global challenges, including poverty, hunger, inequality, and climate change.
Using ArcGIS StoryMaps, storytellers from 47 countries submitted location-based, data-driven stories that addressed one or more SDGs. Guest judges selected first-, second-, and third-place winners in a student track and a professional track.
Each winning story is featured on SDSN’s newly designed website, SDGs Today: The Global Hub for Real-Time SDG Data, which features timely data on sustainable development measures. First- and second-place winners will illustrate storytelling best practices as lessons in Esri’s ArcGIS Learn Hub.
Winners in the student track
Students from 74 schools, 22 countries, and 18 US states competed for top storyteller in the student track.
Winners in the professional track
Over 150 government agencies, nonprofits and NGOs, educational institutions, and private entities submitted entries in the professional track.