"It is with great pleasure that the Boston College Libraries and Research Services announce the winners of the 12th Annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Mapping Contest at Boston College. A special congratulations to both of our winners, who created excellent projects during another academic semester of uncertainty and change. The winning projects can be viewed in our GIS Competition Gallery.
-First place award of a $100 Amazon Gift Card to: Abolfazl Sotoudeh Sherbaf, Sociology, for “BLM Protests 2020: Police Brutality, Socio-Economics, & Pandemic”
-Second place award of a $50 Amazon Gift Card to: Alexandra Baker, International Studies and French, for “Migration: A Journey Across the World”
Awards were based on map quality, use of GIS as a research tool and originality. Special consideration was given to topics exploring diversity and inclusion."
Submissions due: April 23
Judging period: week of April 26
Announcing the winner: May 10
Traditional GIS work takes the form of a poster presentation which includes both maps and images and a larger argument or discussion of a topic. Check out the link below for examples of past winners.
1. Create your poster in Microsoft PowerPoint, include:
2. Convert your PowerPoint slide to PDF
>3. Submit your project via the submission form.
Note: Resubmitted work must be clearly marked revised
Poster examples from previous winners >>
Digital Maps include story maps that may be created through sites like Knightlab StoryMap JS or ArcGIS Online. These maps must be shared with the judging committee through their public URL.
1. Your digital map should include:
2. Submit the link to your project via the submission form.
Note: Please make sure that your digital map is publicly accessible, and check your digital map in Chrome before submitting.
Please contact Matthew Naglak, Digital Scholarship Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.