Submissions

About 8 years ago I started working at a job Downtown where I met the coolest people. After work sometimes, my co-workers and I would walk along the Canal talking and would eventually end up going out for drinks. It’s always a great memory for me – that was a special time in my life …

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Downtown is of, by, and for the rich, the entitled, and sports fans. My family can’t afford a Colts game, Ruth’s Chris, or St. Elmo’s. Georgia Street during events is jammed full of entitled drunks being obnoxious. Car-centric streets downtown are full of speeding cars ignoring pedestrians (zero speed or traffic enforcement by IMPD downtown) …

Rich People Read More »

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Create.connect.collab believes in being monumental, gathering monumental voices, and doing monumental things! Each time our amazing members gather to move the needle, the downtown area is always at the center of the conversation. The circle has been the meeting spot for many, and we LOVE to see it! Access to places with such depth and …

The Backdrop Of Content Creation! Read More »

What was your last (or most memorable) experience on Monument Circle, the Canal, Lugar Plaza, or Georgia Street? Was it good, bad, or neutral? Why? Went for a walk around Lugar Plaza and Monument Circle last week. Music played at both places, which is unneeded noise. Do these spaces feel like they’re part of “your” …

Responses to questions Read More »

Walking around downtown, there’s a lack of places for little kids. Even Colts playground is mostly for teenagers and adults smoking weed. Every time I want to enjoy outdoors with my little girl, I drive to north (Carmel, Fishers). Unfortunately downtown isn’t made for families.

Indianapolis is full of beautiful public spaces. At times, I’ve seen these spaces utilized in very engaging, culturally rich ways, such as with this past year’s Swish festivities or with Big Car’s Spark programming on Monument Circle. Other times, I feel the spaces are underutilized. I would love to see the city invest more into …

My Thoughts on Downtown Public Spaces Read More »

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Submission Terms & Conditions

  • I give permission for the submitted content to be used on the Monumental Voices website, in an audio and video projection on Monument Circle, and in materials that promote the Monumental Voices website and project including but not limited to social media, press releases, media interviews, etc.
  • I understand I will not be compensated for this submission and these uses.
  • I agree to hold harmless the City of Indianapolis, Art Strategies LLC, and the team producing Monumental Voices listed on the “About” page of this website.
  • I understand the content I submit will be curated and displayed with other submissions from people who may or may not agree with my views.
  • I understand that my submission may be edited to fit within the technical and creative parameters of the website or projection. 

Creating a successful submission

For great visuals:

  • Shoot videos and selfies horizontally, not vertically. (Turn your phone sideways)
  • Hold the camera as still as possible or put it on a tripod or other fixed location.
  • Keep the camera at eye level and look directly into the camera lens.
  • Film in natural light if possible. If inside, film near a window with the light in front of you, not behind.
  • Do not alter images or video with filters, color correction, text, emojis, etc. We’ll handle that in final editing! Send the original files.

Below are two examples taken outside with correct lighting. 

Two selfies with good light

Below is an example of a selfie that is backlit and another where the light source is in front of the person.

Good and bad selfie example

For great sound:

  • Find a quiet location.
  • If having someone film a video for you, please make sure they are close enough to capture good audio.

For video files:

  • Video files may be uploaded as H.264, MOV, WMV, or MP4.
  • Please don’t shoot any larger than 1920 x 1080p and no smaller than 720p.
  • Shooting in 4K is not necessary and will create a large file.

Submission Guidelines

  • You must be over the age of 13 to submit.
  • No profanity, nudity, violent or sexually suggestive content.
  • No hate speech.
  • No content that specifically names a person, political party, religious group, or cultural group.
  • Limit video to 120 seconds (2 minutes). There’s a 300 MB file upload max.
  • Copy may be edited if lengthy.