A Call to Canadian mapmakers to enter the Worldwide Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest

April 24, 2015 Angela Alexander

Story maps are an ideal way to present information about a topic that incorporates location, text, images and videos. Find out how you can create your own submissions to the global Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest.

Do you have an interesting story to tell? We encourage educators to submit story map projects to The Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest that was announced on April 20. It’s a great opportunity to show the world that maps are important to Canadians and what better way than to do that? Here's an example of a story group my group at Esri Canada created.

World War I: The Role of Canadian Women - A story map activity created by Esri Canada's Education and Research group. 

For the contest, each contestant can submit up to three preexisting or new story maps between now and June 8, 2015. Find out what the contest categories are and what the judges are looking for.

Use some of our resources to create your own story map and explore some of our existing story maps to get inspired!

About the Author

Angela Alexander

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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