Global Content Challenge

Unleash the Power of Content

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Esri's Global Content Challenge is open to undergraduate or graduate students at colleges or universities, as well as high school students enrolled in an Advanced Placement Human Geography or Environmental Science course. Get creative by using Esri's land, ocean, and population premium content libraries to tell compelling stories that bring about understanding and action.

The Challenge

We are challenging students all over the world to unleash the power of Esri content by way of their own geographic analyses, visualizations, predictive models and more to tell a compelling scientific story. The story must be presented using the Esri Story Map Journal app. We'll point you to the best of our data and our Map Journal tips and tricks. You do the rest! Judges will select the best map journals to be awarded prizes. Esri will also share the winning map journals on our Collaborative Resource Portal and feature them at Esri's Federal GIS and Education User Conferences, and Young Professionals Network events.

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LAND
First place ($10,000):
Sara Lubkin - N. Virginia Community College, USA
What Can Beetles Tells Use About Past Climate?

Second place ($5000):
Karl Chastko - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Food, Water and 7 Billion People: Improving Water Efficiency in Agriculture

Third place ($2000):
Kayla Wong - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential Based on Soil Properties

Honorable Mention:
Danielle Derrick - Carleton University, Canada
A Race for Survival: The Future of Tiger Conservation


OCEAN
First place ($10,000):
Alicea Zelesny - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Antarctica - The Southerly Extreme

Second place ($5000):
Julia Portmann - Washington College, Maryland, USA
Attack of the Blobs

Third place ($2000):
Kevin Yang - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Climate Change in Earth's Polar Regions Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention:
Maggi Klug - University of Alabama-Huntstville, USA
Devastating Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Florida


POPULATION
First place ($10,000):
Claudia Caceres - Claremont Graduate University, California, USA
Analyzing the Relationship between Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Developing Countries

Second place ($5000):
Michael Kirchin - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
The American People

Third place ($2000):
Spencer Elford - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Concrete Jungle: Urban Expansion and the Rise of the Megacity

Honorable Mention:
Kathryn Kulbicki - George Mason University, Virginia, USA
Child Welfare in the News August 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

Honorable Mention:
Christopher Koido-Bunt - McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Volcanic Hazard Risk in East and South East Asia



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