ESRI Story Map Competition

We are in the International Year of Global Understanding.

The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) Story Maps Competition is a contest aimed at young people from around the world to help raise awareness of the global implications of local everyday actions. Our world faces social, cultural, and economic change, as well as a changing climate. Human actions play a key role in creating such worldwide challenges. However, human actions also provide solutions. If individuals know what their day-to-day routines mean for the planet, they can take appropriate action. Global understanding helps overcome the knowledge-action gap and supports policy decisions that promote sustainability. 

ESRI and EuroGeo are putting on a StoryMap competition for students - there are two age categories.

Competition entry guidelines for students aged 15-19
 • You may work in groups of up to two (2) persons, both being not younger than fifteen (15) and not older than nineteen (19) (age eligibility to participate in this category will be determined by Contest Applicant’s age on the closing date of the Contest, December 31, 2016).
• Your Entry must make use of one of the Esri Story Maps apps.
• Your story map should connect the local action with its global implications.
• Your story map should focus on one of the six (6) official IYGU themes:
1. Eating, drinking, surviving
2. Moving, staying, belonging
3. Working, housing, urbanizing
4. Communicating, networking, interacting
5. Wasting, recycling, preserving
6. Sports, entertaining, recreating
• Your story map should be concise.
• It should be based on maps, with accompanying multimedia (pictures, data, visualizations, video) and text in which you present your story of how you connect locally and globally.
• The story map should not only describe phenomena (what, where) but also explain them (how, why, effects).
• Your story map may focus on future perspectives of your theme.
• All “Applicants” must submit their maps via ArcGIS Online and must use data that is available for public consumption (“Open Data")