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ArcGIS Online School Competition 2023

A mapping competition open to high school and middle school students in the United States

Students analyzing, interpreting, and presenting data via ArcGIS StoryMaps



  • Eligibility is limited to students in grades 4–12 in public or nonpublic schools (including home schools). Students working independently or in clubs submit through their schools.
  • Students may work by themselves or in teams of two, but they may participate in only one entry.
  • Schools may submit up to five entries total to their state.
  • See more competition details


  • Esri offers a free ArcGIS School Bundle to every US K–12 school and club. Students can have their own login to view and analyze data and create and save maps.
  • Learn to use maps made by others, find content, analyze data, create and save maps, and collaborate.
  • Explore rules, results, and resources at
  • Download the competition postcard. 


  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
  • Participating states will award $100 to each of the five best high school and five best middle school projects.
  • From among all the state winners, Esri will select and announce one high school winner and one middle school winner to headline a webinar celebrating all the awardees.