To expand the impact of Esri's commitments to US K12 education, Esri wants to support, with $1000 grants to states, participation in a nationwide network of ArcGIS Online competitions for students in high school ("HS", grades 9-12) and middle school ("MS", grades 4-8).
a. http://esriurl.com/agoschoolcomp (quick intro to the Competition)
b. http://esriurl.com/agoschoolcompinfo (full details and quick 2019 results)
c. http://arcg.is/AGOschoolcomptotal (full results from 2019, 2018, 2017)
THE BIG PICTURE
This is a three-tiered celebration of student problem-solving and analysis with maps. Students do a custom project and use an ArcGIS Online Organization account to create a web app or story map about something within the borders of the state, and submit it to the school. Schools submit up to five "school finalists" to the state. The state chooses five HS and five MS "state awardees" who each receive a prize of $100; from each set of five, the state also selects one "national finalist" for a final level of competition; the state sends to Esri data about all 10 awardees and total participants. Esri maps participants, awardees, and national finalists, and selects one national winner at HS level and one at MS level, who each earn trips to Esri's Education GIS Conference, in San Diego, CA, July 11-14, 2020. Winners are recognized and show their map in the main Map Gallery.