What do I need to create my Story Map?
If you already have an ArcGIS Online Account, then you're ready to go! Just create a Story Map and make sure that it is shared publicly. Then, click the "Enter the Contest" button. We'll send you an email with instructions on what to do next.

What role do I need if I'm using my ArcGIS Organizational Account?
You may have the User, Publisher, or Administrator role. If for some reason you cannot share your Story Maps, please contact your ArcGIS Online administrator.

If I don't have an ArcGIS Online account, can I still participate?
Yes! Just sign-up for a free ArcGIS 60-day trial. 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.

I have an ArcGIS Online Public Account, can I still participate?
Yes, if you are using the free ArcGIS Online Public Account for non-commercial use, you can create Story Maps and enter the competition.

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. If you don’t have an ArcGIS Online account, no worries. We’ll give you a free ArcGIS 60-day trial (which includes ArcGIS Online). Once you’ve signed up, circle back to this page to Enter the Contest.