Esri Announces 2016 Storytelling with Maps Contest

Harness the Power of Maps to Tell Your Story and Win a Trip to San Diego

REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 6, 2016Esri is inviting people to submit their top Esri Story Map projects for a chance to win prizes and peer recognition at the Esri User Conference. Contest participants can submit up to three preexisting or new story maps between now and May 23, 2016.

Story maps come in many forms and have a wide range of business and educational uses. They can help explain how a countywide penny tax is spent or provide an interactive lesson about forest ecology.

"Story maps are more than communication tools—they're also powerful expressions of creativity," said Allen Carroll, leader of the Esri Story Map team. "We launched this contest to celebrate the creative and innovative uses of this exciting new storytelling medium."

Submissions will be judged on factors such as design, user experience, impact, and overall creativity in telling an engaging story. All entries must make use of one of the Esri Story Map apps. Entries may be hosted in ArcGIS Online or on another publicly accessible server. Contest participants are encouraged to customize their Story Map apps to show off their personal creativity and style and to suit their particular audience's needs.

Esri will award first-, second-, and third-place prizes in five categories:

  • Travel/Destinations/Recreation
  • Infrastructure/Planning/Government
  • Science/Technology/Education
  • Culture/History/Events
  • Conservation/Environment/Sustainability

One grand prize will be awarded to the best overall Story Map entry, as determined by the contest judges. Here are the prizes:

  • Grand Prize/Best Overall: Airfare, accommodations, and registration for one person to attend the 2016 Esri User Conference
  • First Place: A GoPro camera, a plaque, and a certificate
  • Second Place: An Esri Press book of the winner's choice, a plaque, and a certificate
  • Third Place: An Esri Press book of the winner's choice, a plaque, and a certificate

Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on May 23. Winners and their Story Map entries will be revealed at the 2016 Esri User Conference.

Enter the contest and get full details at esri.com/storytellingwithmaps. Learn more about last year's winning story maps. Discover more about Esri Story Map apps at esri.com/storymaps.

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at esri.com/news.

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