Iowa Map Contest 2022: Mapping Iowa’s Unique History and Geography

The 2022 Map Competition for Iowa students is now underway.

Students in grades 4-12 (two divisions – Middle grades: 4-8 and High School: 9-12) are invited, with their teachers, to participate in this year’s mapping contest sponsored by Esri, the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC), and William Penn University. This year’s theme is Mapping Iowa’s Unique History and Geography.

Contest Website: https://sites.google.com/site/iowamapcontest/home

Story Maps Website: https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-storymaps/overview

How to participate: Use the Story Map application to tell a story about a unique feature site using a map and pictures.

There will be $100 cash prize and a certificate for the top five middle school (grades 4-8) and top high school (grades 9-12) map entries. The top entry from each state will be submitted to the national competition hosted by Esri.

Schools must submit their winners to the state for judging by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Iowa GIS professionals will judge the entries so Iowa awards may be announced, and send winning entries on to Esri for the national competition.

Interested in getting started? Here’s a short introduction to making Story Maps: https://learn.arcgis.com/en/paths/getting-to-know-the-new-storymaps/

Here’s the winning story map from last year’s competition: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/ae3a024a419e427f8e9c12c64f15c543

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