Announcing the 2023 Middle & High School ArcGIS Online Story Map Competition!


Illinois Map Competition
"Hometown, Illinois"

East, west, north, south, rural, urban or suburban, all Illinois students are invited to tell their hometown stories in the Annual Illinois Map Competition for middle and high school.


Who is eligible

Entrants must be pre-collegiate students registered in grades 4-12, from Illinois public schools or non-public schools including home schools, under age 19, who have not yet received a high school diploma or equivalent.


ArcGIS Online Required

Create an original "presentation", "web app" or "story map" using ArcGIS Online to tell an interesting story about "Home Town, Illinois".

Upcoming Events

all-day 2022-2023 ArcGIS Online Story Ma...
2022-2023 ArcGIS Online Story Ma...
Oct 29 2022 – Apr 7 2023 all-day
2022-2023 ArcGIS Online Story Map Contest for Grades 4-12
Register now for the 2022-2023 ArcGIS Online Contest for Illinois Students in Grades 4-12
all-day Geo Civics
Geo Civics
Dec 10 all-day
Attention K-12 Teachers! Earn six hours of professional development by attending this FREE GeoCivics Conference on Saturday, Dec. 10 via Zoom. More information, including how to register, is on the Illinois Geographic Alliance website:

Competition organizers: Dean Butzow and Rey de Castro
For more information email:

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