2nd Annual Storytelling Contest
The Intergeneration Foundation seeks to reinforce and recognize the power of storytelling as a way to connect generations. Storytelling is an ancient tradition of every culture to inform, entertain, educate and bring people together. We invite people of all ages to tell us a story: a narrative of their family’s history or traditions or a story from their imagination. Whether fiction or non-fiction, the story should illustrate intergeneration needs, connections and understanding, and feature characters from at least two generations. One illustration, such as an original photo, drawing, painting, or cartoon may be included to enhance the story’s message.
Ideas to Inspire and Motivate You Might Be…
- Favorite family stories handed down from generation to generation
- Stories you might tell your child or grandchild....stories a child might share with his/her grandparent.
- Stories about intergeneration care giving and sharing
- Create a story from your imagination that lifts up generations
- 1st - $500 – plus publication on our web site
- 2nd - $300- plus publication on our web site
- 3rd - $100- plus publication on our web site
- Honorable Mention recognition plus possible publication
Open to any writer. Include in the story submission the full legal name of the writer, address, telephone, email, and whether the entry is fiction or non-fiction. Special judging consideration and prizes will be awarded to worthy submissions by young writers age 14 or younger. Please indicate on stories submitted the age of the writer if she/he is 14 or younger, otherwise the entry will be judged in the adult category.
Stories must be submitted via email to email@example.com in Microsoft Word format or Adobe Reader (PDF) format. If these applications are not available to you, paste the entire story and applicant information in the email.
- The submitted story is not to exceed 600 words and must be an original, unpublished work.
- Entries may include one illustration, such as an original photo, drawing, painting, or cartoon.
- Fiction or non-fiction must be indicated, intergeneration theme, at least 2 characters of different generations
- Submission grants the Intergeneration Foundation non-exclusive legal rights to publish entries.
- Entries must be received by August 15, 2007. We will announce winners on our website by Intergeneration Month, October 7, 2007 .
Entries will be judged by the Intergeneration Foundation Board of Trustees and their representatives.
Read winning entries from the 2004 Storytelling Contest