The UAB Snapchat initiative provides colleges and schools the ability to access UAB branded Snapchat filters as a way to share stories that reach a prospective student audience. As part of a consolidated marketing effort, University Relations will be providing filters to units who are hosting events where Snapchat can be used as a useful tool for outreach and promotion.

GeoFilters are design overlays on photos or videos taken in SnapChat. GeoFilters are only available for a selected location and period of time. Geofilters make it easy for Snapchatters who are at UAB events to send messages to friends with UAB branded elements.

UAB University Relations is sponsoring GeoFilters for events hosted Colleges, Schools, and Units around campus. We are happy to design a GeoFilter for your event, however, if you want to design your own please read the submission guidelines. Photoshop & Illustrator templates are also available from SnapChat. All GeoFilters must include the UAB logo.

Steps for Requesting a Geofilter

Step 1: GeoFilter Design

Design your Own: If you want to design your own please read the submission guidelines. Photoshop & Illustrator templates are also available from SnapChat. All GeoFilters must include the UAB logo.

Choose a Predesigned Filter: University Relations has a variety of predesigned Snapchat filters. Choose one of these filters if you don't have much lead time before your event or if you don't have a need for a custom designed filter.

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Request a Custom Filter: UAB University Relations is sponsoring GeoFilters for events hosted Colleges, Schools, and Units around campus. We are happy to design a custom GeoFilter for your event.

Step 2: Submit your GeoFilter Request

Once you've decided on design, submit the Geofilter request form. On this form you can upload your own Snapchat art, select which predesigned filter you want to use, or give details about the type of custom filter you want designed. You'll also give us event details.

Important: Please give at least a two-week notice for filter requests. Contact your school or unit's communication director to request a filter. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submit GeoFilter Request