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Esri is running an exciting new contest that opens THIS MONTH, called the Global Content Challenge.


Esri is challenging students all over the world to unleash the power of Esri content by way of their own geographic analyses, visualizations, predictive models and more to tell a compelling scientific story. The story must be presented using the Esri Story Map Journal app. We will point contestants to the best of our data and our map journal tips and tricks. They do the rest! Judges will select the best map journals to be awarded prizes. Esri will also share the winning map journals on our Collaborative Resource Portal and feature them at Esri’s Federal GIS and Education User Conferences, as well as Young Professionals Network events.


Esri's Global Content Challenge is open to undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities, as well as US high school students enrolled in an Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography or Environmental Science course. To be clear, for undergraduate and graduate students you must be currently enrolled in a college or university program anywhere in the world. If you have already graduated you are not eligible. For high school students, this contest is only open to high school students in the United States and only to those students currently enrolled in an AP Human Geography or Environmental Science course within their US high school.


Students! Get creative by using Esri's land, ocean, and population premium content libraries to tell compelling stories that bring about understanding and action.



There will be winners in each of three categories (land, ocean, and population) who will receive:

First Place: $10,000 or software equivalent

Second Place: $5,000 or software equivalent

Third Place: $2,000 or software equivalent


Key Dates:

August 29, 2016 ---> Competition opens

November 11, 2016  ---> Competition closes at 5:00 PM (PDT)

December 5, 2016  ---> Winners announced


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