ArcGIS Online New Hampshire State School Map Competition 2017

NHEdGIS is excited to introduce a NH State ArcGIS Online Map Competition as part of the national ArcGIS Online U.S. School Competition 2017. 

GIS in NH Schools

Through NHEdGIS projects such as GeoPriSM, and partner projects like New Hampshire Fish and Game's Watershed Education Project WEP many of New Hampshire Schools have participated in the ConnectED Initiative and are using geospatial technologies in the classroom.  This competition is a great way for teachers and students to showcase all of the exciting GIS projects taking place in schools across New Hampshire.  

The contest details

Schools may submit up to five school finalists to NHEdGIS which will be judged by professionals using GIS. There will be five high school and five middle school state finalists chosen.  Thanks to a grant from Esri, managed by Keene State College, each of these finalists will receive a prize of $100.  One finalist in both the high school and middle school categories will be submitted by NHEdGIS to enter the national competition.  Winners of the national competition will receive a paid trip to Esri's Education GIS Conference in San Diego, CA, July 8-11, 2017 and present their maps in the conference's main Map Gallery.

The state competition will follow the competition guidelines established for the national competition.  For details regarding eligibility, entry guidelines, awards, judging criteria and student privacy concerns please refer to the national competition guidelines.  There is no state theme.  Any map project related to the state of New Hampshire that meets the eligibility requirements may be submitted. 

Enter the contest

To register your school for the competition complete the New Hampshire State School Map Competition 2017 form by Friday April 7, 2017

School entries need to be submitted by May 12th, 2017 to the New Hampshire Geographic Alliance at To submit school entries to the state, teacher/s at each school will enter the information for each of the top 5 student entries into the "SchoolToState" sheet and send it to

Examples of student maps

Minnesota held the inaugural state map competition last year.   You can view their winning maps on their website.  To see what types of projects other students have completed across the state of New Hampshire you can explore the GeoPriSM Community Atlas web page. 

Still have questions?

If you have any questions contact Lara Bryant at or Shane Bradt at