Congressional Gold Medal Experience

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Congressional Gold Medal



  • This site requires user registration in order for you to share your stories. To register, click on the "Sign In" button on the right or the "My Account" link at the bottom of the page.
  • User registration is free.
  • The only personal information required is a valid email address. The other personal information (name, city, etc.) is optional.
  • If you forget your password, you may request a password reset here.

Sharing Your Stories

  • To share your stories, click on any "Share Your Story" button on the site to get to the Create Story form. Fill out the form and click "Save."
  • You have the option of sharing a relevant photo with your story. To share a photo, click the "Browse" button and then select the image file on your computer. Click the "Upload" button to attach the photo to your story submission.
  • You have the option of sharing a video link with your story. You can share video links from YouTube or Vimeo only. To share a video link, type the link into the "Video URL" box.
  • Stories will appear in the live stories feed of character value pages after being approved, usually within one to two business days.
  • You can submit stories to one of the six character value pages. If a story relates to more than one character value, please feel free to submit the story again on a different value page.
  • You may share personal stories or any other stories you may have learned about through news or other media. Stories should be relevant to the character value that you select.
  • You must adhere to the Terms of Use for this site, including refraining from posting any content that is off-topic, partisan-political, contains personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party.

Activity Points and Badges

Please see the Activity Points and Badges page.


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