Author Guidelines: Photo and Video Essays

In the age of digital media, scholarly information must compete with other forms of content not only in accessibility, but also in presentation. For this reason, and also become some ideas are communicated best in a visual format, Live Ideas welcomes submissions in the form of photo and video essays. These essays should present excellent original images or footage in conjunction with a written (photo essay) or oral (video essay) narrative. Narration (oral or written) should be concise, engaging, and directly related to the images/footage shown.


  • 2500-word limit for photo essays.
  • 30-minute limit for video essay.
  • Attribute sources in narration and show references (if any) at the end of the essay.