For the second year, the CGA has coordinated a statewide GIS mapping competition for 4th through 12th grade students. The state competition is part of the Esri ArcGIS Online Competition for US High Schools and Middle Schools. Esri provides $1,000 in prize money for 10 student projects, and the competition in California is also generously supported by the California Geographic Information Association (CGIA). The contest is ably and enthusiastically coordinated by Dr. Waverly Ray, Associate Professor of Geography at San Diego Mesa College. CGA is very appreciative of Dr. Ray’s leadership on this effort, and we also thank Head Judge Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou and all of the volunteers who served as mentors and judges.