Enter IG Month's Storytelling Contest with Cash Prizes!
The Intergeneration Foundation, as a sponsor of Intergeneration Month: October
, seeks to reinforce and recognize the power of storytelling as a way to connect all ages.† Storytelling is a tradition of every culture to inform, entertain, educate and bring people together.† We invite people of all ages to tell us an intergeneration story. Whether fiction, non-fiction or a combinaiton, the story must feature persons from at least two generations.†One illustration, such as an original photo, drawing, painting, or cartoon may be included to enhance the storyís message.
$1000 in cash prizes (10 prizes, $100 each) plus surprise prizes! Honorable mention recognition plus possible publication.
Open to any writer.
story submission the full legal name
of the writer, address
> submit a story now via email
• Stories must be submitted as email attachments, in a "Microsoft Word" or "PDF" file. Otherwise paste the entire story and necessary applicant information into the body of email.
• The submitted story is not to exceed 500 words and must be an original, unpublished work.
• Entries may include one illustration, such as an original photo, drawing, painting, or cartoon.
• Limit of no more than five entries per writer.
• Submission grants the Intergeneration Foundation non-exclusive legal rights to publish entries.
- Entries must be received by December 31, 2013.† Winners will be announced online by Feb. 1, 2014.
Judging to be by the Intergeneration Foundation Board of Trustees and their representatives.
> submit a story now via email
2011 Storytelling Contest Winners
The Intergeneration 2011 Storytelling Contest was an enormous success, bringing in over 370 stories from around the world, a new record. Intergeneration Foundation would like to thank all of the storytellers and the organizations who helped spread the word of the Contest to help make it the most successful ever. Read 2011's winning stories - click here.
Due to the excellent caliber of such a large number of stories, found to be intergenerational, compelling and wonderfully set forth, Intergeneration Foundation could not find “only” three stories worthy of cash prizes. Therefore, we have decided to award ten cash prizes of $100 each, and ten Certificates for distinction.
$100 Cash Prize Winners (alphabetically):
Athamadia Baboula – “Footsteps to Freedom”
Rachel R. Hammer – “What It Means to Be Grand”
Anne Hanley – “I Remember”
Lynn R. Hartz – “Grandmother/Granddaughter”
Miodrag Kojadinovic´ - “Nostalgia, the Colour of Wine”
JoAnne Potter – “Lighting the Sky”
Robert B. Robeson – “Walking By Faith”
Timothy Elliott Smelser – “Great-Grandfather”
Matt Sundakov – “A Tiny Woman With A Great Heart”
Marion Grace Woolley - “Hush Hush”
Certificate Winners (alphabetically):
Angelo Ancheta – “Seeds”
Jenny Argante – “Bird”
Roy Chadwick – “Gramps”
A.B. Chesler – “Mama’s Kitchen”
Monique Finley – “Esther’s Garden”
Lisa Hefling – “The Box in The Basement”
Nancy Leinback – “Arising To the Occasion”
Beth Mathison – “I’ll Remember For You”
Elizabeth S.E. McBride – “Summer Cut”
Rolanda Pyle – “A Tribute to Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren”