Tell Your Story on a Geographic Map

Participate in the first-of-its kind Storytelling with Maps Contest, organized by Esri.

Esri opened the first-of-its kind in the world contest that harness the power of maps for storytelling – Storytelling with Maps Contest. The contest is inspired by the increasingly widespread application of such kind of maps for taking informed decisions in various fields, informing public about important social issues, presenting interesting facts, etc.

Anyone has the opportunity to take part in the contest. All that is needed is inspiration and an interesting story to depict on a dynamic map, using one of the intuitive and easy-to-use Esri Story Maps Applications. The story map can be hosted anywhere, including in the Esri`s cloud. For the needs of the contest, the company provides a free ArcGIS Online account as well as a series of tutorials for those participants who have never created a story map.

“Use all the pictures, videos and other multimedia that you have in order to inform and inspire with your story map”, advices Allen Carroll, leader of Esri’s Story Maps team. “Feel free to alter or customize our Esri Story Maps apps. Entries will be judged on how effectively you make the subject matter interesting, understandable, and engaging.”,

Esri will provide first-, second-, and third-place prizes in the following categories:

  • Best Conservation, Environment, and Sustainability Story Maps
  • Best Travel and Destinations Story Maps
  • Best Culture, History, and Events Story Maps
  • Best Science, Technology, and Health Story Maps

The competition closes June 2, 2014 at 5 p.m. PDT. Winners will be announced and their maps unveiled at the Esri International User Conference, July 14-18, 2014 in San Diego.

Don`t miss the opportunity to tell your story and be among the winners, announced during the biggest GIS event in the world, who will go back home with various prizes, including 1-year ArcGIS Online subscription.