If you’re just hearing of the contest for the first time, here are the highlights:
- Create a stunning story map made with the new ArcGIS StoryMaps
- Submit it before our deadline of September 30
- Wait with bated breath until GIS Day (November 13) to learn whether you’ve won the grand prize: $5,000 for your community
Our team will review all the contest submissions, then we’ll pass on the top 25 stories to our panel of esteemed judges. Although our guest judges come from very different backgrounds, it’s hard to imagine three people more qualified to judge a story maps contest than James Fallows, Michael Goodchild, and Alex Tait. The very best story maps inevitably incorporate three elements: storytelling, geography, and cartography. Our judges encompass—and in fact personify—all three realms.
We can't wait to see who will win the $5,000 (and all the bragging rights)!