SCAG’s annual Regional Conference & General Assembly hosted a special Student Showcase session featuring sustainability-themed GIS Story maps selected through a competitive application process. This was an opportunity for students to share their work with more than 900 elected officials, planners and regional leaders.
The Student Showcase is a storymapping 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 using SCAG’s open data. 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 were chosen were designated as SCAG Conference Fellows, received complimentary event registration, hotel accommodation, and admission to an exclusive “Future Leaders in Regional Planning” professional development seminar that took place during the conference.
Two projects were selected by a panel of judges as “Best in Show.” Conference attendees also voted on their favorite StoryMap for two “Audience Awards.”
In all, a total of $6,000 across four prizes was awarded (two separate $2,000 “Best in Show” prizes and two separate $1,000 “Audience Award” prizes).
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