World GIS Day 2014

Welcome to the GIS Day Art Competition 2014




World GIS day (Geographical Information System day) is celebrated around the world every year on the 3rd Wednesday of the month of November as a part of National Geographic’s & Geographical awareness week. More information can be found at www.gisday.comWe as the Sole Authorized Local Distributor for ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) GIS technology, takes it upon us to promote to use of maps & mapping technology by the general public of Sri Lanka. In order to create awareness about World GIS day, we are conducting a Children’s Art competition for the following age categories (15-18 Years) in collaboration with our Media partners Derana TV/ FM Derana.


For the art competition children are requested to draw and send in drawings of Sri Lanka under the theme “Discovering Sri Lanka through GIS”. The more creative the drawings the better it is. Children are free to express themselves. The artwork sent needs to be certified and endorsed by a teacher that it’s the child’s own original work.


We hope to choose 3 winners from the age category given and award them with Valuable Gifts & Certificates plus award certificates of merit to outstanding creative entries or other participants. The competition is an Island-wide Competition open to all children in the specified age categories.


We take this opportunity to seek your support to invite students from your esteemed educational establishment to participate in the competition.


Worldwide the demand for GIS professionals is on the rise and 9 universities in Sri Lanka offer First Degree and Post Graduate Masters Programs in GIS. GIS technology has been introduced in school systems many years ago in more developed countries that have GIS as an extension of Geography as a subject, and we like to lay the foundation for Sri Lankan Children to gain an insight and awareness to GIS while expressing their creative capability.


For more detail please contact Mr. Nalaka Kodippili

Tel: 0112575297/Mobil: 0777558472