Senior Secondary Category

Entry Requirements

  • Participation in the Awards must be on a school basis.
  • No limitation on the maximum number of teams from each school.
  • Contestants can participate as an individual or in a team of 2 to 6 people.
  • Each contestant may only participate in one team.


Develop a web application with a focus on the theme. Contestants are required to apply basic analytical skills in supporting their observation and finding.


  • Use spatial data available at the CSDI portal where appropriate
  • May apply thematic mapping skills such as choropleth map or heat mapping to manifest spatial patterns in the acquired data.
  • Required to adopt basic spatial analyses such as buffer, clip and overlay analysis but no restriction on what analytical tools shall be used.

Judging Criteria




Content (30%)

  • Alignment with and relevance to the theme
  • Adoption of map reading and interpretation skills to describe and explain the distribution pattern of the map
  • Application of any suitable spatial analyses such as clip, buffer and overlay analysis, and measure to provide solutions or reveal factors that control the spatial pattern

Quality of research (30%)


  • Provision of detailed explanations of any observed distribution pattern as shown on the maps
  • Application of spatial data and GIS analyses in a concise, logical and effective manner
  • Excellent grasp of logical thinking and suitable engagement with maps demonstrated in all spatial analyses 

Idea and creativity (20%)


  • Use of highly attractive graphs, photos, figures and maps
  • Demonstration of novel and creative ideas
  • Originality of the work or demonstration of inspiration from other cited reference

Overall Presentation (20%)


  • The StoryMap is well structured and highly coherent, which is intuitive and easy to follow

Final Presentation

Shortlisted contestants will be informed individually and must make a presentation on their deliverables to the judges on the Presentation Day. The final ranking of the competition will be announced on the same day.