The Student Showcase is a storymapping and poster competition that challenges students to think innovatively and compete for cash prizes. SCAG recognizes the effectiveness of simple yet powerful ways to inform, engage and inspire people through data and map-driven storytelling. SCAG is proud to invite student participants to conceptualize, create and submit ArcGIS StoryMaps and posters. This is a meaningful way to tell a story or provide insight, showcase plans and projects, engage supporters and stakeholders, illustrate the possibilities of data, and highlight the usefulness of open data at the regional level.
Students whose projects are chosen will be designated as SCAG Conference Fellows, receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodation, and admission to the conference. The student fellows will present their posters and storymaps at SCAG’s Regional Conference and General Assembly on May 4-5, 2023, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Dessert.
One poster and one storymap will be selected by a panel of judges and awarded the title “Best in Show.” Conference attendees will vote for their favorite poster and storymap and awarded the title “Audience Award.” All four awards, each worth $1,500, will be given out on the morning of Friday, May 5 at the conference.
In all, a total of $6,000 across four prizes will be awarded (two separate $1,500 “Best in Show” prizes and two separate $1,500 “Audience Award” prizes).
Competition Due Dates
The following due dates are applicable for both the Poster Challenge and the StoryMap Challenge.
Abstracts Due: February 20, 2023 at 10 a.m. (PST)
Final Projects Due: March 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. (PST)
Please use this link to review the 2023 Submission Guidelines
Please use this link to submit abstracts and final posters.
For more information on the Student Showcase, please contact:
Phone: (213) 236-1966