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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

We are about halfway through 2021 – can you believe it? This year is flying by!  At this point, I want to give you a progress update on who is leading the Esri Community Contest (For more info, click the link to refer to the announcement from earlier this year).

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

Introducing our new 2021 Esri Community Contest!  

Our contest is updated to take advantage of our new community platform. We have restructured the contest levels to broaden and vary the participants and winners to account for new community members to our most elite MVP members. The 2021 contest will run from Jan 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 and is open to community members excluding Esri staff and distributors.  

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

I want to take a moment and recognize staff and distributors from Esri who have contributed so much to our community. They have done a great job demonstrating the GeoNet Community Guiding Principles by "Being Helpful, Being Human and Being Smart" in their contributions. This list is only a portion of the many that you may see in the community; however, we are thankful for all of our staff & distributors as they help make the community a better place.

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

I am excited to announce our 2020 GeoNet Contest results! As we shared earlier this year, we are hosting an abbreviated contest for 2020 due to the migration to a new community platform happening this fall To learn more about the changes coming to GeoNet, be sure to follow the GeoNet Lounge for updates as we get closer.  

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

We are making a few updates to the GeoNet Contest for 2020.

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

I want to take a moment and recognize staff and distributors from Esri who have contributed so much to our community.

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

We are excited to announce the 2019 GeoNet Contest winners!  

 

Thank you to the many members that encourage discussions, provide answers, and share knowledge throughout the community. You dedicate countless hours to helping others become more efficient with Esri products while also helping them grow in their GIS career. 

 

We especially want to  thank a few of our members who have excelled as our top participants. These winners will be receiving a variety of prizes as outlined in the 2019 GeoNet Contest Prizes. Some of these prizes include a conference registration, Esri Certification Exams, ArcGIS Home Use Licenses, Esri Virtual Training, and Esri Press books.  

 

This year we introduced three levels to the contest: Elite - based on the total number of points earned in 2019; Expert - based on most answers marked correct; and Rookie - based on new members that joined in 2019. Winners in these levels are then recognized by first, second, and third place based on the most earned points within each level during the year. 

 

 

Elite Level Winners

 

  

Expert Level Winners

 

 

Rookie Level Winners

 

We would also like to shout out the following top members this year who were runner ups in the Elite and Expert and levels 

Lance Cole 

Curtis Price

Joe Borgione 

Randy Burton 

Egge-Jan Pollé 

Adrian Welsh 

Ken Buja 

Michael Volz 

Doug Browning 

Thomas Colson 

 

Congratulations, and thank you all for your contribution to the community! 

 

 

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

We are updating the GeoNet Contest for 2019. Our current structure is comprised of a semiannual and an annual contest based on most points earned within that period of time. This method recognizes our most active and contributing members with the highest points for the year. 

For 2019 we are expanding the contest to include and recognize new contributors to the community. We are updating our prize packages and we are aligning our points and badge system with our GeoNet Guiding Principles: Be Helpful, Be Human, Be Smart.

The new contest will be one annual contest with multiple levels. Focusing on contributions throughout the year. The new structure will continue to honor and recognize our MVPs - but at a new level called Elite. In addition, we are expanding the program to include two new levels: Expert level: which recognizes users focused on sharing knowledge by correctly answering questions and Rookie level: which will recognize new users.

Contest Levels:

Elite Level:

  • Total overall points for the year – designed for seasoned/existing members who are answering questions and creating new content.

 

Expert level:

  • Most replies marked as correct answers (within the year), designed for most helpful/knowledgeable members

 

Rookie of the Year level:

  • Overall points for new members – designed for members who joined the community in 2019

 

We are also restructuring the prize packages. We want to reward our contest winners with prizes designed to strengthen Esri knowledge by providing more access to Esri conferences, software licenses, press publications, and developer subscriptions. We are also including the option to transfer conference or software licensing to another member of the winner’s organization.

Prize Packages (will be awarded to the top three for each level):

Elite Prize Package (top 3 Elites awarded)

  • Winner’s choice of either Esri UC Conference Registration or Developer Summit Conference Registration**
  • ArcGIS for Personal Use License, or Developer Subscription
  • GeoNet Badge
  • Esri & GeoNet swag box

Expert Prize Package (top 3 Experts)

  • Winner's choice of Training Voucher /Certification Exam Voucher
  • Choice of Esri Press Publication
  • GeoNet badge
  • Esri & GeoNet swag box

Rookie Prize Package (top 3 Rookies)

  • Choice of Esri Press Publication
  • GeoNet badge
  • Esri & GeoNet swag box

**The winner can send another person from their organization if they cannot attend, or they can donate it to a non-profit organization.

 

To support these changes the points and badge system will also be updated to better reflect our Guiding Principles and align with the meaningful journey we intend for all GeoNet members. For example, more points will be award for the behaviors we want to see and have repeated. Less points, or less repetition for basic, low value-add actions. In addition, we are updating many of the badge names with more of a resonance in a GIS and Geospatial Community.  Check out our new points structure here: GeoNet Points System - Updated.

 

In addition to the changes to the contest, we are reworking our overall MVP program, stay tuned for those updates later this year.

 

Thank you for your participation and contributions to the GeoNet Community!

 

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

The 2018 contest winners have been named; however, I'd like to take a moment and recognize those from Esri who have contributed so much to our community. They have done a great job demonstrating the GeoNet Community Guiding Principles by "Being Helpful, Being Human and Being Smart" in their contributions. This list is only a portion of the many that you may see in the community; however, we are thankful for all of our staff as they help make GeoNet a better place.

2018 Top Esri Contributors

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Xander Bakker

Derek Law  

James Tedrick       

Kory Kramer          

Shan Sarkar            

Jake Skinner         

Kelly Gerrow    

Panagiotis Papadopoulos

Jonathan Quinn     

Rupert Essinger

Owen Evans

George Thompson

JHasthorpe-esristaff 

Katie Cullen

Carmel Connolly

Philip Wilson

Erwin Soekianto

Lucas Danzinger

Mark Bockenhauer

Brandon Armstrong 

 

For those of you who knew Rupert Essinger, you may have heard of his recent passing. Rupert was always helpful and kind and will be greatly missed by our community. Remembering Rupert.

 

Thanks again for your continued contribution to the GeoNet Community!

 

To find more information on the 2018 contest winners please see: Congratulations to our 2018 GeoNet Contest Winners in GeoNet Contest‌.

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MichelleMathias
Community Manager

We are excited to announce the 2018 GeoNet Grand Prize and the Semi-Annual contest winners. The Semi-Annual is held from July 1st - December 31st and the Grand Prize runs from January 1st through December 31st.

 

We are thankful for the many users that encourage discussions, provide answers, and share knowledge throughout the community. They dedicate countless hours to helping others become more efficient with Esri products while also helping them grow in their GIS career.

 

We would like to especially thank a few of our members who have excelled as our top participants. These winners will be receiving a variety of prizes as outlined in the 2018 GeoNet Contest Prizes. Some of these prizes include a tablet, conference registrations, Amazon gift cards, Esri Certification Exams, ArcGIS Home Use Licenses, Esri Virtual Training, and Esri Press books.

 

 

Grand Prize Contest Winners

First Place - Robert Scheitlin, GISP

 

Second Place - Dan Patterson

 

Third Place -   Joshua Bixby

 

  

Second Semi-Annual Contest Winners

 

  1. Robert Scheitlin, GISP
  2. Dan Patterson
  3. Joshua Bixby
  4. Joe Borgione
  5. Michael Volz
  6. Adrian Welsh
  7. Randy Burton
  8. Asrujit SenGupta 
  9. Chris Donohue, GISP
  10. Thomas Colson 

 

Thank you all for your contribution to the community!

 

For 2019 we will be restructuring our contest and gamification program, so stay tuned for an announcement later this month on the 2019 contest update.

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