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2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition

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Global storytelling competition

Esri is pleased to announce the 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition.

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Showcase your stellar data visualization skills

The 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition invites storytellers globally to build stories that communicate an idea, challenge, or solution through innovative data visualization techniques.

Story submissions might cover the following topics:

  • 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 
Explore sample stories

Key dates and submission deadlines


  • October 7, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (PT)


  • November 16, 2022
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All competition winners and runners-up will receive an Esri certificate and be featured on the Esri website and social media platforms.

All competition winners will also receive the following:

  • One Esri Press book selected from a list of popular Esri books
  • An interview with Esri's StoryMaps team to be published on ArcGIS Blog
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The 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition invites storytellers globally, 18 years of age or older, to submit stories in one of the following five categories:

  • Digital humanities and popular culture
  • Health and safety
  • Humanitarian and social justice
  • Nature and physical science
  • Planning and infrastructure

The applicant may enter this competition one time with a new and unique submission. An applicant may be defined as being either an individual or a group submitting one entry.

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Judging criteria

All eligible 2022 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition entries will be evaluated by a guest judge panel and Esri's StoryMaps team.

Guest judges will select a winner and runner-up in each category based on the following criteria:

  • Overall design, impact, and originality
  • Effective use of GIS and ArcGIS StoryMaps
  • Innovative data visualization

Esri's StoryMaps team will also select winners in the following three special categories:

  • Best map choreography
  • Most effective visual language
  • Most innovative use of data for storytelling

Note: Entries must be built using ArcGIS StoryMaps.

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Terms and conditions

By entering, you agree to the competition's terms and conditions.

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