ArcGIS Online New Hampshire State School Map Competition 2019

Once again, NHEdGIS and NHSTE will partner to bring the 2019 NH State ArcGIS Online Map Competition to schools across the state. The winners of the state competition will be submitted as New Hampshire's entries to the national ArcGIS Online U.S. School Competition 2019.

GIS in NH Schools

The state of NH has many teachers using geospatial technologies in their classrooms. Students across the state conduct exciting field investigations and create their own maps online as part of their research. We are happy to be able to once again offer this competition as 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 NHSTE, 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, to 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

1. To register your school for the competition complete the New Hampshire State School Map Competition 2019 form by Friday, April 5, 2019. Registration is not mandatory, however only registered schools will be receiving updates and notifications regarding the state contest. Pre-registration is also required in order to receive an early mentoring review from one of our judges. If a student would like an early mentoring review, their competition draft map must be submitted to by Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.

2. School entries need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 15, 2019. 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 .

All student entries that move on to the National Competition will need to to have a signed Waiver.

National Rubric - The state competition will be using the same rubric and standards as the national competition with one exception. We have created a separate category regarding data used. While it is not required to use original data in the national competition, projects that do use original data tend to be better. Therefore, we have separated 5 pts in that category dedicated to original data. NH School Map Competition Rubric.

Examples of student maps

Explore New Hampshire's state winners from the last two years. You can also view last year's national winners - 2018 national winners.

Need Help?

Visit to learn about free professional development offered regarding using GIS in your classroom. NHEdGIS also offers paid stipends for these workshops.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions contact Rebecca Lilja at