Enter the 2017 Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award

If you are an undergraduate, postgraduate or an early-career researcher who uses the ArcGIS platform for teaching or research then you could win a free trip to the 2017 Esri UC in San Diego. That’s flights from the UK, accommodation, a pass to the whole conference and we even throw in a bit of pocket money for food!

That sounds amazing!  Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Who – Undergraduate, postgraduate and early career researchers based at Higher Education Colleges and Universities in the UK and Ireland.

What – You need to create a story map that shows how you use the ArcGIS Platform in either teaching or research. How does it make a difference to the way you work? 

Where – The Esri UC will be held in San Diego between the 8th and 14th July 2017. For more details about the UC, click here.

When – Entries for the Jack Dangermond Award must be sent to highered@esriuk.com by the 21st April 2017.

Why – Esri UK is committed to Higher Education and wants early career researchers to have a chance to get to the biggest annual gathering of GI professionals.


Click below to learn about the 2015 and 2016 Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award UK winners. Could the 2017 winner be you?

"I still can't thank Esri and Esri UK enough for the opportunity to attend the UC. It was an absolutely brilliant event!"

Patrick Rickles, 2015 Jack Dangermond Young Scholar Award UK Winner

Read about Patrick's experience here.


In 2016 the UK’s Jack Dangermond Early Career Scholar winner was Katie Hall from The University of Cambridge. Katie is actively involved in integrating GIS in education and you can see her winning StoryMap here.

The judges were impressed with the way that Katie had used GIS to engage school pupils in learning, making it fun and interactive. You can find out about what Katie thought of the User Conference here.