FAQs

What do I need to create my Story Map?
If you already have an ArcGIS Online Public or ArcGIS Online Organizational Account, then you’re ready to go! Just create a story map and make sure that you’ve shared it with everyone. Then, click the blue “Enter the Contest” button to submit your entry.

If I don't have an ArcGIS Online account, can I still participate?
Yes! Just sign-up for a free ArcGIS Online Public Account or a free ArcGIS free trial

A public account allows you to create maps and share your maps, apps, and data with others publicly. You also get access to content shared by Esri and other users and 2 GB of free storage. Please note: ArcGIS Online Public Accounts are for non-commercial use only.

The ArcGIS trial includes a trial of ArcGIS Online with access for up to five people and a total of 200 ArcGIS Online service credits that can be used for data storage, premium data access, or performing geocoding and analysis.

First time creating Story Maps?
We’re excited for you! You can visit our Story Maps Apps page to find examples and step-by-step instructions for each of the Esri Story Maps apps.