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2022 CARIGEO Student Competition (YourCaribbeanStory)

2022 CARIGEO Student Competition (YourCaribbeanStory)

Country: USA
City: caribbean
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The YourCaribbeanStory competition allows students to tell their stories while encouraging spatial thinking and promoting research across the region. Moreover, the winners of the competition have a chance to secure an intern/externship.

Aims of YourCaribbeanStory Competition

  1. Promote research in statistical and geospatial data and the use of geographic information system (GIS) technology in understanding real-world issues.
  2. Encourage Spatial Thinking including identifying, analyzing, and understanding the location, scale, patterns, and trends of the geographic and temporal relationships among data.
  3. Inspire your curiosity about spatial analysis, geographic patterns, and computing.
  4. In addition, increase awareness and improve geospatial capacity toward sustainable development.

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  • Best overall submission for Women in GIS – US$3,500
  • Best overall submission for Climate Change – US$2,000
  • Exemplary Research – Intern/Externship
  • Best overall submission for Sustainability – US$1,000
  • Most Innovative Solution for Development – Intern/Externship
  • Best App – Intern/Externship
  • Best ArcGIS StoryMaps story – Intern/Externship

Processes & Deadlines

Apply before February 28th, 2022, to ensure your chance to participate.

Entry topics may focus on areas of the economy, society, or the environment. The competition especially encourages submissions around the topics of urban planning, sustainable development, health, agriculture, culture, climate as well as disasters of all kinds.

Competition Tracks

Track 1: Place-based Storytelling

A story can effect change, influence opinion, as well as create awareness. Use ArcGIS StoryMaps to integrate maps, data, and multimedia content with text to tell a narrative about the world’s greatest challenges and inspire solutions.

Track 2: GIS Application

If you are more inclined to the technical side then build an app! AND Then tell us your story on how/why this app is going to make a difference!

Competition Guidelines:

  • Each application needs to include a title and short abstract (500-word limit) as to what the submission will illustrate
  • All story submissions should be in ArcGIS StoryMaps format
  • All submissions must be in the English Language
  • Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students at a university
  • Entry topics may focus on areas of the economy, society, or the environment. We especially encourage submissions around the topics of urban planning, sustainable development, health, agriculture, culture, climate, and disasters of all kinds. All entries will be submitted to an international panel for review and selection
  • All entries must be the original work of the applicants
  • Licenses of ArcGIS will be donated to the applicants to use in the competition via the Caribbean GeoPortal

Who can apply:

  • University students studying in the independent English-speaking countries of the Caribbean
  • Citizens/Students of those countries studying abroad



Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards Internships
Deadline30 April,2022
Field sustainable development
Open toUniversity Students
OrganizerCERIGEO, esri, UN-GIGM: Americas
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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