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2022 CARIGEO Student Competition - Your Caribbean Story | Winners Announced!

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06-21-2022 04:01 PM
KelleyArroyo
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2022 CARIGEO Student Competition - Your Caribbean Story

 

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 CARGIGEO Student Competition. The 2022 contest was organized in partnership with UN-GGIM Americas, CARGEO, and Esri with prizes sponsored by RIEGL USA, GEO1, Trimble, University of the West Indies, Govt. of Jamaica, GeoTechVision, and Esri. 

Congratulations to the following students: 

  • Women in GIS: Laura Logan | Dartmouth College | Jamaica
  • Climate Change: Josef Paty | University of West Indies | Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sustainability: Jerald John | University of West Indies | Trinidad and Tobago
  • Development: Bryan Jordan | University of West Indies | Trinidad and Tobagou
  • Best Story Map: Afia Boney | Okayama University | Trinidad and Tobago
  • Best App: Elton Sampson | JAIN Online | Guyana
  • Best Research: Shaughna-Lee Steele | University of West Indies | Jamaica

You can view all of the winning StoryMaps and App here. 

The competition was open to university students in the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean and the citizens/students of those countries studying abroad. Students were given the opportunity to tell their story with GIS while encouraging spatial thinking and promoting research. This competition was designed to increase awareness and improve geospatial capacity toward sustainable development. Students were instructed to focus on topics surrounding the economy, society, or the environment with a special encouragement around submissions dealing with the topics of urban planning, sustainable development, health, agriculture, culture, climate, and disasters of all kinds. 

Entries were submitted in StoryMap format and judged by a diverse panel of GIS industry, government, and educational professionals. 

To learn more about the competition, please visit the Your Caribbean Story contest site and stayed tuned for the next contest! 

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