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Processes and Deadlines

We will begin to accept applications for the international competition on September 1, 2018, with the application deadline being December 10, 2018. 


Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place participants.
•  First-Place Prize: US$2,500 to be shared in the winning group and one-year ArcGIS student license to each student in the winning group
•  Second-Place Prize: US$1,000  to be shared in the winning group and one-year ArcGIS student license to each student in the winning group
•  Third-Place Prize: US$500  to be shared in the winning group and one-year ArcGIS student license to each student in the winning group


September 1, 2018: Accepting applications to compete in the international poster competition

December 10, 2018: Deadline for applications to compete in the poster competition

December 31, 2018: Judges' selection of participants who will be invited to compete in the international judging and poster presentation at ISI World Statistics Congress

May 30, 2019: Deadline for poster submission

August 18–23, 2019: Poster presentation at ISI World Statistics Congress and winners announced

Competition Rules

  • Each application needs to include a title and short abstract (1,000-word limit) as to what the poster will illustrate.
  • All submissions must be in the English Language.
  • Applicants to this Contest must be enrolled as full-time students at a university.
  • All Applicant entry(ies) will be submitted to an international panel for selection. 
  • Recommended application areas include, but are not limited to, economy, environment, crime, transportation, climate, urban planning, land use/land cover, sustainable development, health, and disasters of all kinds.
  • Licenses of ArcGIS will be donated to student groups selected to use in the competition (up to 24 in total – or 6 per region) for the duration of the competition.  
  • Final posters submitted should be A1 (841 mm x 594 mm or 33.1 in x 23.4 in).
  • Posters must be submitted electronically
  • By entering you agree to the official rules and terms of agreement.     

About ISI

The International Statistical Institute (ISI), is an international society whose mission is to lead, support and promote the understanding, development and good practice of statistics worldwide, by providing the core global network for statistics.  This is reflected in its slogan ‘Statistical Science for a Better World’. The ISI was established in 1885 and is one of the oldest scientific associations still active throughout the world today. ISI, including its seven Associations, has over 4,000 individual members and more than 140 statistical agencies, central banks, universities, societies and research institutes as organizational members. It supports statisticians and statistical organizations worldwide, organizes congresses, conferences, and workshops, and issues extensive publications, including a variety of journals. It also manages a range of Awards and Prizes and funding schemes.