So while going through the social media handles we found yet another opportunity from ESRI. They are rolling out the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition.

This competition is mainly based on Sustainable Development Goals, where they will be working in collaboration with United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to facilitate the promotion and awareness of the SGD’s using the power of maps.

As they also mentioned on their website,

Help encourage more awareness of the SDGs and drive the necessary action towards achieving them by submitting an original story that addresses one or more global goals.

You might create an original story that…

  • Presents ideas for addressing hunger, poverty, climate change, or other global goals
  • Creates unique visualizations of existing data of the SDGs 
  • Or shares stories of changemakers in your own community

Find story inspiration and SDG data, maps, and learning resources on the SDGs Today portal.

The competition is already open and will run until the 25th of November, 2020 at 5.00pm (PDT) and the winners will be announced next year 2021 in February.

What are the requirements?

The ArcGIS StoryMaps competition invites story submissions through two tracks.

Track 1: Students enrolled in or accepted to a two or four-year institution of higher education.

Track 2: Professionals or anyone with an ArcGIS user account, including students.

Each participant may submit a single story to only one track. A participant can be defined as an individual (or) a group of individuals submitting one story together.

What will you get?

All winners will:

  • Receive a 2020 Storyteller of the Year certificate
  • Be featured on the SDGs Today global hub
  • Be featured on the ArcGIS StoryMaps website

The first and second-place winners also will be included in an ArcGIS Learn Lesson about the SDGs.

The first-place winners will have the opportunity to present alongside Esri’s StoryMaps team and SDSN during a technical session, workshop, or Special Interest Group at the 2021 Esri User Conference.

You can get access to more information about the competition on Esri’s Blog

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