Contest Announcement

Every day, we know you are creating insightful and cool story maps. Now is your time to share them in our Esri India Storytelling with Maps Contest and win exciting prizes. The entries will be judged on parameters like how effectively they make the subject matter interesting, understandable, and engaging.

What are StoryMaps?

A story can effect change, influence opinion, and create awareness. People can use ArcGIS StoryMaps to integrate maps, data, and multimedia content with text to tell a narrative about the world's challenges, inspire solutions or any story they want to tell that involves maps, geography or location. With ArcGIS StoryMaps, everyone can create modern, streamlined stories with a variety of mediums, no coding required. Take a storytelling journey and start exploring view video to learn about ArcGIS StoryMaps.

What are story maps, Esri India Story Map Contest

Tips and Tricks

  • It's pretty easy to create a Story Map. Simply check out our Story Maps apps page, choose the Story Maps app you would like to use, and then follow the step-by-step instructions.
who can participate

Key dates and submission deadlines


  • October 4, 2021


  • November 17, 2021 till 6 p.m. (IST)
Enter the contest
A computer monitor displaying an ArcGIS StoryMaps story about the Mariana Trench


  • Culture/History/Events
  • Conservation/Environment/Sustainability
  • Travel/Destinations/Recreation 
  • Science/Technology /Education  
  • Sports
  • Health & Human Services
A computer monitor displaying a chart of median high tide flood days per year with the title “U.S. High Tide Flooding and Coastal Sea Levels”


The top three winners will receive following prizes:

  • First Winner - Gift voucher of INR 7,500
  • Second Winner - Gift voucher of INR 5,000
  • Third Winner - Gift voucher of INR 3,000
A computer monitor displaying an ArcGIS StoryMap of sea ice and ocean warming

Judging Criteria

Entries must be new and original. Projects may use data from outside persons or institutions, within guidelines of "fair use".

The judges will evaluate each story based on the:

  • Overall design, impact, and originality.
  • Effective use of GIS and ArcGIS StoryMaps.
  • Effective demonstration of information that educates, inspires, and informs people.
A computer monitor displaying an ArcGIS StoryMaps story about Kathy Sullivan and the Challenger Deep expedition

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