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Tennessee ArcGIS Online Map Contest
Posted on February 21st, 2018

‚Äč2018 Map Competition for Tennessee Students

Sponsors: ESRI, Woolpert, Geo-Jobe, Tennessee Geographic Alliance
What: An ArcGIS Online map competition for Tennessee middle school and high school students.

Deadline for submitting maps: Friday April 20, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET

Deadline to register: Friday March 30, 2018 by 5:00 pm ET

State award winners announced: Thursday May 17, 2018

National award winners announced: Monday June 4, 2018

Who is eligible: All Tennessee public, private, or homeschooled students are eligible to enter the contest. Maps can be submitted individually or as a team of two students. Limit of one entry per student or team.

Entry Limit: Each school will be limited to five maps for submission to the state contest. All maps entered should be judged using the rubric under the Judging Criteria tab.

Theme: For this year's contest you must focus on content within Tennessee's borders and present it as an ArcGIS Story Map. Data from outside the state may be used for context.

Awards: The five maps judged the best in each division will be awarded a $100 gift card and will be submitted to ESRI. The top map in each division will be judged at the national level by ESRI.

ArcGIS Online Requirement: You must use ArcGIS Online to create an original map that features an interesting story about your home state. The map you submit must be a story map in one of the following formats:
Story Map JournalStory Map CascadeStory Map SeriesStory Map TourStory Map SwipeStory Map Spyglass

ArcGIS Online is available to any K-12 school in the United States free of charge from Esri:

Go to to sign up for a free ArcGIS Online school organization account. Your final map must be created using the school organization account. You may not use a public account.

Fine Print
Middle School Division - grades 6 - 8Senior High Division - grades 9 - 12Note: Teams spanning grade levels will be entered in the division of the student at the upper grade.Award-winning maps must remain visible to the public for one year.More information can be found on the contest's official website

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