SHOWCASE your skills!

Showcase your GIS skills by entering the 2022 GIS Colorado Mapping Contest! The GISCO Mapping Contest will take place at the GIS Colorado quarterly meeting, which will be held in tandem with the Elevations Geospatial Summit, May 11-13, 2022, which is co-hosted by WyGeo. This means that your submission will be seen by members of both organizations, maximizing the exposure to your work!  

share your hard work!

We are excited to give you the opportunity to showcase your hard work and share it with GIS colleagues and professionals. Please look through these details about the contest. We look forward to your submission and can’t wait to see what you come up with! If you have questions, please email 


The 2022 Mapping Contest will have two Sections: Professional and Student.


Open to GIS professionals that are current GISCO or WyGeo members. Become a GISCO or WyGeo member!


Enrolled in or within one year post graduation from a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate program in GIS or related field.


There are three categories within each Section: Artistic, Maps, and Apps.


These maps celebrate achievement in cartographic representation through experimental map-making practices, innovative visual expression of geographic concepts, and artistic interpretation of cartographic forms using any type of physical or digital media. Examples might include watercolor maps and animations.


These are stand-alone images and analytical in nature. The integration of data is a key component of the project. This category recognizes achievement in cartographic representation through creative, effective, beautiful, and insightful integration of geospatial data.


This category includes interactive applications that may be consumed on a desktop of mobile device, such as a web mapping application, native app, or Esri Story Map. This category celebrates the use of geospatial data to produce a creative, effective, and insightful interactive experience.

Submit here

Coming soon! Instructions to submit your entry will be posted here. If you have any questions, please email contest@giscolorado.orgYour submission should include a short paragraph describing your entry, including the purpose of the map, target audience, how it was created, and the reasons that prompted you to create the work. Include your name, email address, and title of the work. In the case of Apps category submissions, please provide the intended map platform (mobile, web, etc.) and url. For Student submissions, please provide your student status and grade level, and the name of the educational institution.  


By submitting your entry to the GIS Colorado mapping contest you agree to have your work displayed in the GIS Colorado website and in a public space during the GIS Colorado quarterly meeting, which will be held in tandem with the Elevations Geospatial Summit, May 11-13, 2022. If you cannot attend the meeting, please make arrangements for your work to be displayed and presented virtually if possible.

If you win, you will be given the opportunity to present your work at the conference! A 5-10 minute allotment of time will be allocated to present your submission.

Voting will conclude on Friday, May 13. The winner will be announced at the end of the conference. There will be one winner in each of the categories for each section, Professional and Student, with one Best in Show winner.

aWARD ceremony

Winners will be celebrated in a brief award ceremony at the end of the conference to present the winners with certificates and awards. Awards will include prizes contributed by GISCO sponsors, exhibiting your work on the GIS Colorado website and social media channels, a GIS Colorado T-Shirt, a 1-year membership to GIS Colorado, prizes, and of course, cartographic bragging rights!

FINe print

Open to current paid GISCO or WyGeo members. It’s only $25/year for each organization. Follow these links to become a GISCO or WyGeo member!

Entries must be submitted by midnight on April 15, 2022.

Entries may be submitted as an individual or as a group.

Entries will consist of original work, and references must be cited.

For submissions to be accepted in the Apps category, the content must be publicly accessible.