New Mexico Story Map Competition for Schools

The New Mexico Story Map Competition encourages school students to utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to create a StoryMap which tells a New Mexico story! The competition is sponsored by ESRI and the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE). The New Mexico Geographic Information Council is proud to support this amazing opportunity to promote geospatial education among New Mexico students.

ESRI is providing $1,000 in prize money that will be distributed to the students producing the top five Story Maps in each grade-level category ($100 each). The top Story Map in each category will also be advanced to the national competition.

For questions or additional information, email us at agoschoolcomp@nmgic.com.

Click the URL for information on the 2024 Competition!

Past Entries/Winners!

YearEntry LevelSchoolStory MapWinner Category
2023High SchoolTaos High SchoolJump Start ProgramState Winner
2023Middle SchoolNew Mexico Academy for the Media ArtsOld Town, AlbuquerqueState Winner
2022No entries
2021Middle SchoolTurquoise Trail Middle SchoolNM Tribal LibrariesState Winner
  • Eligibility is limited to students in elementary-middle (4th – 8th grades) and high (9th – 12th grades) in public or nonpublic schools (including home schools). Students working independently or in clubs submit through their schools.
  • Students may work by themselves or in teams of two, but they may participate in only one entry.
  • Only registered schools can submit maps for the competition.
  • Schools may submit up to five entries total to their state.
  • For competition details, visit 2024 Competition Page.
  • Esri offers a free ArcGIS School Bundle to every US K–12 school and club. Students can have their own login to view and analyze data and create and save maps.
  • Learn to use maps made by others, find content, analyze data, create and save maps, and collaborate.
  • Explore rules, results, and resources at https://esriurl.com/agoschoolcomp.
  • Teachers and Students who need mentoring can contact us at agoschoolcomp@nmgic.com.
  • National winners will be announced by ESRI.
  • Up to five high school and up to five middle school projects in participating states may each earn $100 awards.
  • From among all the state winners, Esri and NCGE will select and announce one high school winner and one middle school winner to headline a webinar celebrating all the awardees.