Global Forest Watch (GFW) tools include the flagship platform, Forest Watcher mobile app and Map Builder.

Through the GFW User Story Contest, GFW is seeking stories that detail the human dimensions of its tools. This includes who users are, how and why they are using the tools, the impact or expected impact of that use and any challenges users have faced. Top stories will be awarded prizes including a trip to the GFW Summit in Washington, DC on June 18-19, 2019; GFW blog and social media features of the work; and assorted GFW “swag”.

To qualify, entries must provide detailed information about how, why and where GFW tools are being used. Users should demonstrate the significance and reach of that use as well as specific data wherever applicable.

Entries will be reviewed by GFW staff and judged based on:

  • Innovative application of GFW tools
  • Broadest reach or potential for impact
  • Best visuals (photo or video) demonstrating use

Stories must be submitted by March 15, 2019 here to enter the contest. Winners will be announced April 15. Please reach out to with any questions.