The GIS Day 2018 Contest by GIS Cloud is open for submitting GIS project.
“The main goal of the contest is to promote initiative in creating meaningful mapping projects that contribute to communities around the world. Also to motivate non-profit organizations, citizens, college students, academic staff, and start-ups to engage in the development of their local communities using modern GIS technologies. GIS Cloud team will select the best project ideas and help winners in the project’s realization.”, said the GIS Cloud website.
Win the award for the best project idea contributing to local communities by entering the GIS Day Contest 2018, open from November 8th to November 25th.
The top 3 project ideas will be awarded:
- support in conducting the project idea (GIS Cloud Premium licenses for free, including storage and full user support)
- project promotion
- GIS Cloud acknowledgment and certification of participation
Who Can Apply?
Citizens, non-profit organizations and companies all around the world. If you are a college/university student or attending elementary/high school, part of the academic staff, an activist, start-up company, an organization or a person who wants to make a valuable contribution to a local community, you can apply for the GIS Day Contest. One of the main criteria for selecting the best project ideas is that it has social relevance.
Contest submissions will be judged on the following criteria:
- Community impact
- Realization potential (is it realistic that the project will be accomplished within one year)
- The originality of the idea and innovative application of geo-technology
Note: You don’t have to worry about presenting a detailed project plan. We are rewarding an idea, not the fully elaborated project. GIS Cloud will assist with project elaboration and technical support for setting up the project.
* Non-profit organizations can compete with their existing projects in the special awards category.
Contest Entry Requirement: at least one member of your team must possess the English skills necessary for correspondence with the GIS Cloud team and filling in the submission form.
Deadline for applications: November 25th, 2018 (00:00 in your timezone)
Results: Winners will be announced within two weeks of the application deadline.
Read the official announcement here: https://www.giscloud.com/blog/gis-day-contest-2018-apply-now/?fbclid=IwAR3R_sC_McDZxXOm4n3nD9zrFmSP6_wZnmuJnOiIZYIxr5fEjDCJXPsOiQg