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2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition For Sustainable Development Goals

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Esri and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) have launched a global competition to increase data-driven storytelling and the use of timely geospatial data and GIS tools to address global challenges.

Are you ready to join storytellers worldwide in a competition for positive change? 

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Esri are teaming up to solve global challenges through GIS and storytelling. Last month, we launched SDGs Today: The Global Hub for Real-Time SDG Data. Now, we’re challenging students and professionals to put their GIS and storytelling skills to the test and enter in the 2020 ArcGIS StoryMaps Competition for the SDGs.

Simply create an original story that addresses one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and submit it by November 25th.

What are ArcGIS StoryMaps?

ArcGIS StoryMaps are Esri’s digital storytelling tool that allows you to integrate custom maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content to tell compelling stories.

ArcGIS StoryMaps allows storytellers to integrate maps, data, and other multimedia content with text to tell a narrative about the world's greatest challenges and highlight or inspire solutions. Esri and SDSN invite both professionals and students to build and submit stories to the 2020 ArcGIS Storymaps Competition. Story submissions must be created with Esri’s storytelling platform and address one or more SDGs.

For more information and to submit a story, visit the ArcGIS StoryMaps website.  

Esri’s Storymaps team will select 20 finalists from all qualified submissions, 10 finalists from the professional track and 10 finalists from the student track. Guest judges will select first, second, and third place winners in each track. 

The four guest judges include: Jeffrey Sachs, President, SDSN; Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, SDG Advocate and Environmental Activist; Alex Tait, The Geographer at The National Graphic Society; and Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri. Winners will be announced in February 2021.

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