The 7th Annual “My California GIS Mapping Showcase and Competition” encourages middle (4th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade) students to harness the power of Geographic Information Systems. Students choose an issue, story, or event within the state to examine in depth. They use ArcGIS Online to access geographic data and analysis tools and then produce a Story Map that shares their results and insights.
Esri is providing $1,000 in prize money that will be distributed to the students producing the top five Story Maps in each grade-level category. The top Story Map in each category will also be advanced to the national competition.
Schools register for the competition here. Note: Please access registration form using Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge/Explorer web browsers.
- For schools who would like to participate in the mentoring program, registrations are due before midnight on Friday, January 27, 2023. If available, GIS professionals will provide feedback on students’ projects.
- The regular registration deadline is midnight on Friday, March 24, 2023.
For the detailed contest rules and judging criteria, go here.
GIS Professionals and Professors, sign up to become a mentor and/or judge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Mentoring will occur during March, and judging will occur in late April through early May.
Contact Dr. Waverly Ray at CAmapcomp@gmail.com with questions about the contest.
Find resources to help you and your students develop their projects here.
See previous years’ winners and honorable mentions here.