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 orange “Enter the Contest” button to submit your entry.

What role do I need if I'm using my ArcGIS Organizational Account?
Please note you must have the Publisher or Administrator role to be able to share your story map with everyone. If for some reason you cannot share your story map, please contact your ArcGIS Online administrator. If you have the User role, talk to your ArcGIS Online administrator first since the User role does not support publishing items such as a story map.

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 60-day 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 60-day 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 Map Apps page to find examples and step-by-step instructions for each of the Story Map apps.