The 2024 edition of the "Ohio Schools Mapping Competition" will be the fourth of this annual event.

Ohio schools mapping competition

Ohio schools mapping competition timeline

Esri and the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) challenge US students to conduct and share a research project about something in their home state. The ArcGIS Online Competition is open to high school ("HS," grade 9-12) and middle school ("MS," grades4-8) students in participating states in the U.S. who can gather, create, analyze, interpret, and present data via an ArcGIS StoryMap.

Those interested in some early mentoring or have questions about the competition, please email

Schools register for the competition here:

Submit map entries here:

Ohio schools mapping competition timeline

Brief Entry Checklist
  • Students in grades 4-12 are eligible.
  • Teacher/home schooling parents may register on behalf of their school/home-school. Afterschool program/extracurricular coordinators, please find a sponsoring teacher or school.
  • Student's personally identifiable information must not be shown.
  • Final product is created using an ArcGIS Online Organization.
  • Final product focuses on a topic within Ohio.
  • Final product is a story map.
  • Each school may submit up to five entries.
  • Submit short URLs for both the details page and display page.

Everything you need to know about the map competition is available at the link below. Section V is very helpful.

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