New Mexico Story Map Competition for Schools – 2024

New Mexico Story Map Competition for Schools – 2024

NMGIC is happy to announce that 2024 New Mexico Story Map Competition is open for elementary-middle (4th – 8th grades) and high (9th – 12th grades) school students!

Schools must register here: https://arcg.is/8XHPK

Each school is allowed to submit up to five student story maps for the state competition in each division (elementary-middle & high school). The story map must feature a geographic story in New Mexico, with some analysis and a map created using ArcGIS Online!

Timeline
  • Fri Mar 15, 2024: Deadline for schools to register to participate
  • Mon Apr 1, 2024: Submissions due to NMGIC.
  • Mon May 13, 2024: Deadline for states to submit entries to Esri
  • Tue May 28, 2024: Esri announces 2024 results
  • Thu June 20, 2024: Competition Results Webinar
Eligibility
  1. Entrants must be New Mexico public or non-public (private, online, or home) school students, registered in grades 4-12 at the time of project submission.
  2. Students can work singly or in a team of two, but can participate in only one entry. Teams with one student in middle school (gr.4-8) and one in high school (gr.9-12) must be considered as high school. Entry level is determined by student’s grade (MS= gr.4-8, HS= gr.9-12), not by school name (e.g Lincoln Junior High School students in gr.7-8 participate in the MS competition while the gr.9 participants are in the HS competition). A team of two students from different schools can submit an entry to one school only.
  3. Entrants may work on the challenge through a school, a club, an “educational pod,” or independently, but entries must be submitted to the state from their primary school of record (a recognized school or home school), regardless of engaging in activities at more than one location.
  4. Any school or home school program can submit to the state a maximum of five (5) entries total, counting the sum of middle school and high school entries.
  5. Schools must register for the map competition by Jan 31, 2024 to be eligible for participation.
Entries
  1. Student entries must be from an ArcGIS School Bundle license’s ArcGIS Online Organization (not a “public account”). Any K12 school can request for free an ArcGIS School Bundle during the registration for competition. Not sure if your school has an ArcGIS Online organization account? click this map and zoom-in to find your school.
  2. Entries must be an ArcGIS StoryMap (must use a current template [standard or “Briefing”], not one of the “classic” templates), using an address of “storymaps.arcgis.com” (not “storymaps.com”), and be a single ArcGIS StoryMap (not a Collection, nor a story that launches other stories as integral parts of the project).
  3. Entries must focus on content within New Mexico. The project may reference data outside the state “for context,” but may not extend the focus of the study beyond the state borders. For example, broader patterns of environmental characteristics or demographic movements may be referenced for context, but the focus must be on phenomena within the state.