Thank you for your interest in submitting your digital story to I Am UCF!

Here are the guidelines to submit a story: 

  1. Any current UCF student, alum, faculty member, or staff member may submit a digital story for publication to "I Am UCF."
  2. You are encouraged to create videos with quality audio, photography, and video. If you are not currently enrolled in a course with "I Am UCF" curriculum, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the digital storytelling process. You may want to read the article "8 Steps to Great Digital Storytelling" by Samantha Morra and to watch example videos at the I Am UCF YouTube channel.
  3. Digital stories should be between 2-3 minutes in length and should tell a personal story reflective of your identity. Your prompts for the video are Place and Identity. What do you want to share with the campus body about where you come from, and what makes your perspective unique? What brought you to UCF? How has your time at UCF changed you? And where you hope to go from here?  
  4. You should use copyright free images and music. Creative Commons provides copyright free images, and check out the post "10 Royalty-Free Music Sites Every Online Video Creator Should Know" by Megan O'Neill.
  5. You should consider your anonymity and safety when creating your digital story. Consider whether or not you want to use your name, images of your face, or images of locations.
  6. Submission of your digital story does not guarantee its publication. We reserve the right to refuse publication for any reason.
  7. By submitting your digital story you are granting us permission to share your video publicly via this website, YouTube, Facebook, and other digital or social media platforms. You are also granting us permission to share your video at public events or presentations about "I Am UCF." You maintain ownership of your digital story and may, at any point, request your video be removed by contacting us.
  8. All narratives must incorporate the UCF logo and "I Am UCF" title at the conclusion of the video. Please right click on the image below to download it to your computer to insert into your digital story.  
  9. To increase accessibility for audience members, we request that you include a transcript of your digital story. This should include any spoken text and, if necessary to the understanding of the story, a description of sound effects. You may submit the transcript in multiple languages if you would like subtitles in additional language(s) for your video. 
  10. In the spirit of the project, we encourage digital stories of diverse perspectives, such as stories told in the speaker's native language or American Sign Language. If you have an idea, test it out or feel free to contact us with ideas!
  11. We reserve the right to deny publication of your digital story for any reason, including videos that are counterintuitive to I Am UCF's mission to promote advocacy and celebrate diversity.

Submit a Story

Please only use your Knights email for identification purposes. All submissions must be by current UCF students or faculty with a valid Knights email address.
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If you completed this video for a course, please enter your instructors name here.
Please provide a 2-3 sentence description of your video, which will appear on the I Am UCF website.
Please include key words by which you would like users to search for your video. Separate each word with a comma. Examples may include demographic identifiers (race, sexual orientation, etc.); student demographics (international, transfer, first generation, etc.); or story topics/genre (romance, sorority life, music majors, comedy, etc.)
Please identify the location where you would like your story to be pinned on the campus or global map. This may be the location where your story took place OR may be a place with which you personally identify. (ex. Reflecting Pond, Theatre Building, Brighthouse Arena, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty)
Please provide a transcript of your video for the purpose of closed-captioning. If you would like subtitles in multiple languages, you may provide them below clearly labeled with each language.
Please upload your video submission to YouTube and provide us with the link. By providing this link, you are giving us permission to download your video and reupload it on the I Am UCF YouTube channel.
By checking this box, you acknowledge that your video follows the submission guidelines stated above.
By selecting Yes, you give I Am UCF permission to publish your submission on our website, YouTube channel, and social media.