What makes a winner a winner?


Anyone who works with ArcGIS knows that it plays a vital role in visualising, analysing and sharing understanding but how does your work turn data into actionable insight and help your organisation to make better decisions? 

If you want to share your GIS success then enter this year’s Customer Success Awards, the winners of which will be announced and asked to take to the stage at Esri UK’s Annual Conference on May 22nd at the QEII Centre, in London.

Here we share some hints and tips direct from the judging panel that could make your entry a winner:


Grab the judges’ attention

Can you describe the impact of your work in one succinct paragraph? Be upfront about your success and how your GIS work has impacted on your organisation. The judges will be especially keen to read about any measurable benefits or ROI in your entry.




Let your visuals do the talking

GIS is all about visualisation, so share these in your submission! Visualisation of large amounts of data interactively is one of the most powerful capabilities of ArcGIS, be it through interactive maps or dashboards.



Lose the jargon

Highlight your entry by pushing the benefits of your work, rather than the technical bells and whistles of the solution. Whether you are using out-of-the-box apps such as Drone2Map, or have used the ArcGIS platform for advanced analytics, what value has your work delivered to the organisation?



Be different

We’ve already talked about the power of the visual, but feel free to support your entry with other elements such as a Talking Heads video, for example. Get colleagues to talk about the impact of your work – that additional advocacy could well get your entry shortlisted.




Learn from your peers

One reason that Esri UK is so passionate about these awards is that they help to demonstrate best-in-class use of GIS across the public and private sector and all breadth of industries throughout the UK. Be proud to be an industry innovator and check out last year’s winners for inspiration.  


If you have any questions or queries about the awards or need advice on your entry form, please contact awards@esriuk.com – don’t forget the closing date of Friday 9th March at 5pm.

Good luck!