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Submission Deadline and Eligibility

March 26, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. PST


The Tribal Story Map Challenge is open to all federally recognized tribes in the United States. Esri invites you to get creative and think of the compelling stories your tribe has to tell. Judges will select the best 3 story maps to win great prizes.

Contest Details

2021 Key dates and deadlines

January 11, 2021 | Contest begins

March 26, 2021 5:00 p.m. PDT | Contest closes

May 5, 2021 | Winners are notified

July 2021 | Winners receive prizes


  • One (1) Plaque
  • One (1) certificate per team member
  • One (1) one-year five (5) user Plan for ArcGIS Online (or the equivalent in credits- a total of 2,500 credits)
  • Complimentary Esri training course not to exceed $2,500. 


The contest is open to members and departments in tribal governments. Each entry must make use of one of the Esri Story Maps apps. 

Each entry must use of one of the Esri Story Maps apps. The story map may be hosted anywhere, including by Esri, but the code must originate from an Esri Story Maps app. Contest participants may alter or customize the Esri Story Maps apps. You may enter story maps you’ve already created or brand new story maps.

All contest entries must be submitted during the contest period for consideration. Completion of the entry form is required.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be evaluated on effectiveness in making subject matter interesting and understandable, providing an engaging user experience, and overall design, impact, and creativity. Judges will be appointed by the sponsor. In the event of a tie, Esri staff will decide the final winner.

Official Rules and Terms of Agreement

Interested in entering this contest? Make sure you review our official rules and terms of agreement.

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