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On 22 May 2021, the IAYG Family is pleased to host the first Geography & Global Studies Challenge competition in the state of Maharashtra, India. The competition will occur virtually and consist of preliminary round-robin questions that begin at 9:00 am. The top 10 students will be invited to a final round, taking place on May 29th at 9:00 am.

Eligibility is open to all students currently studying or residing in the state, in years 7-12 of their study. There is no programme fee. Fill out the form below to sign yourself up! Teachers, you may also do a batch registration for your class below. Press and media may also contact us below.

Geography & Global Studies Challenge Sign Up Form:


Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original work. Data and materials from outside sources must be used within “fair use” guidelines and clearly cited. While a specific citation format is not required, we recommend the 7th Edition of the APA Style (APA 7) or Chicago Author-Date Style.

Submissions containing plagiarized materials will be disqualified. You can use materials originally developed for a class or research project, provided that it is 1) permitted by the class/project in question and 2) you are able to give the IAYG Family full rights to display your project.

This is an individual competition. While you are permitted (and encouraged) to seek advice and review, you affirm that your submission is your work. At this time, group projects are not eligible. 

By submitting your project, you give the IAYG Family full rights to share and display your project on our website, accompanied by your name and affiliation, if applicable.

We are here to help. If you have any questions or need support, please reach out to [email protected].

Platform and Requirements

You can submit your project through ArcGIS StoryMaps, QGIS Web Maps , and through any other major GIS platform, including self-hosted web maps, Github, and static submissions. If you have questions about whether your submission method is eligible, please contact [email protected] for support.

Submission requirements vary depending on the platform of the project. Identify your submission platform and look at the corresponding criteria. All submission platforms are weighted equally, so please feel free to use the platform that works best for you.

ArcGis:

Project must cohesively convey a unique perspective, idea, or emphasize issues and possible solutions in response to COVID-19, Climate Change, Economic Inequality, or a Relevant Crisis of Choice

Submission must be relevant to a local/regional scale.  

Project must consist of a publicly published ArcGIS StoryMap. StoryMap should include a GIS map using multiple layers and refined map design to convey a message. 

StoryMap should have text, images, and other supporting materials to provide context for the underlying map, that answers the following questions:

    1. What challenge does your project address or relate to?
    2. How does this map help us better understand this challenge within a local or regional context?
    3. What implications does your project hold for tackling this challenge in the future?

QGIS + Other:

Project must cohesively convey a unique perspective, idea, or emphasize issues and possible solutions in response to COVID-19, Climate Change, Economic Inequality, or a Relevant Crisis of Choice

Submission must be relevant to a local/regional scale.  

Project must consist of a publishable web map and an accompanying writeup.

Map should use multiple layers and refined map design to convey the submission’s message.

Writeup must provide the story behind the map and answer the following questions within a 750-word maximum. Images are acceptable for supplemental context and will not count towards the word count. 

    1. What challenge does your project address or relate to?
    2. How does this map help us better understand this challenge within a local or regional context?
    3. What implications does your project hold for tackling this challenge in the future?

Eligibility

Mapping Horizons invites an international community of students and young professionals in GIS to tackle serious challenges.

The competition is divided into four regional competitions: West and Central Africa, East and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia. 

To participate, mappers must be:

  • A citizen or permanent resident of one of the four regions, as defined below (click on the map for a larger image)
  • Born on or after 1 December 1991 (age 28 or younger)

This is an individual competition. While you are permitted (and encouraged) to seek advice and review, you affirm that your submission is your work. At this time, group projects are not eligible.

Press Inquiries:

Rishi Gorrepati

Project Lead

[email protected]

 

Monica May Mendoza (International)

Director, Communications and Public Affairs

 

Rishi Gorrepati

Project Lead 

[email protected]

Sonnet Salice

Project Lead

[email protected]

Lucas Mansfield

Content Development Specialist

[email protected]

Eligibility:

  • Class 7-12
  • Residing/studying in Maharashtra State
  • Internet connection
  • Mobile device

Topics Covered:

  • Indian Geography (25%)
  • Environmental Studies (25%)
  • World Geography (50%)

Volunteer:

We are looking for remote volunteers from across India to help judge and administer the competition. To apply, visit here.