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Contest details

Key Dates and Submission Deadlines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

  • December 15, 2019
  • Contest ends at 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

TOP 5 FINALISTS ARE CHOSEN

  • Early January 2020
  • Guest judging begins

GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS ANNOUNCED

  • January 15, 2020

Grand prize winner and four runners-up announced on January 15, 2020.

Prizes

Grand Prize

  • $5,000 for use in partnership with a local entity, school, or nonprofit organization
  • 1 Esri Technical Certification exam voucher valued at US $250 
  • 1 ArcGIS for Personal Use license valued at US $100
  • 2019 StoryMapper of the Year Certificate

Runners-Up

  • $1,000 for use in partnership with a local entity, school, or nonprofit organization
  • 1 Esri Technical Certification exam voucher valued at US $250 
  • 1 ArcGIS for Personal Use license valued at US $100
  • 2019 StoryMapper of the Year Certificate

Requirements

Each entry must use Esri's new storytelling tool, ArcGIS StoryMaps. You may use ArcGIS StoryMaps to re-create a classic Esri Story Map. Your storytelling project idea must be submitted with your story map. Prize money will be donated directly to your chosen nonprofit or organization and must be used according to contest rules. The story map can be hosted and shared publicly anywhere, including Esri. Contest entries must be submitted during the contest period. Completion of the entry form is required. A maximum of three entries per person may be submitted.

Judging Criteria

Judging is based on

  • Effectiveness in making story map subject matter interesting and understandable.
  • The story map user experience—is the story engaging? Does it draw the reader in and encourage interaction? 
  • Overall design, impact, and originality. 
  • Creativity, impact, and feasibility of the storytelling project plan. 

The finalists and grand prize winner will be determined by the three guest judges.

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