Esri launches Story Map Journal app contest for students

September 22, 2016  - By

esri-global-content-challengeEsri launched its new Global Content Challenge, where qualified students use the Esri Story Map Journal app to explore a variety of scientific themes. The contest is open from now until 5:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 11.

With access to Esri content, students will tell their own compelling scientific stories using the Esri Story Map Journal app. Entrants will use personal geographic analyses, visualizations, predictive models and more, according to Esei.

“Esri views science as helping us to understand not only how the earth works but also how the earth should look,” says Dawn Wright, Esri chief scientist, in a news release. “Science is the study of how we should look at the earth. GIS places scientific data in a visual context.”

Esri says judges will select the best map journals to be awarded prizes, and the company will share the winning map journals on its Collaborative Resource portal, as well as feature them at Esri’s Federal GIS and Education GIS Conferences and Esri Young Professionals Network events.

Esri’s Global Content Challenge is open to undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities and to high school students enrolled in an advanced-placement human geography or environmental science course. Esri’s land, ocean and population categories of premium content libraries will be made available to entrants.

Three winners will be awarded their choice of a cash prize or Esri software in each category. The first-place winner will receive $10,000 or software of equivalent value. Second- and third-place prizes are $5,000 and $2,000, respectively, or software of equal value. The competition is open from Aug. 29 until 5:00 p.m. PST on Nov. 11.

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Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.