Storytelling is an ancient element of public affairs. As part of its initiative Story in the Public Square, the Pell Center at Salve Regina University and The Providence Journal challenge undergraduate college students to write a story that could inspire public action around an issue you consider important to military veterans and submit it to the Public Storytellers Contest. Winning stories will be published online by the Pell Center.
- All entries must be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 11:59:59 PM April 2, 2013. Include your name, your university’s name, and a valid email address.
- All submissions must be the original work of the author. No team submissions. By submitting your entry, you agree to have your story published by the Pell Center,
- Submissions should be 500-800 words, absolute maximum.
- Submissions may be either fiction or non-fiction, but they must reflect an authentic veterans‘ issue.
- All contestants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university at the time of the contest and provide proof of enrollment prior to award.
- All awards will be decided by a committee of judges. The committee reserves the right in its sole discretion to make no award if judging criteria have not been met. The decisions of the committee are final.
Criteria for Judging
- Does the submission address an authentic veterans’ issue?
- Could the story inspire action?
- Is the story well told? (Does it provide insight and reflection? Does it convey emotion? Are there developed characters? Is its narrative crafted?)
To download a printable .pdf of this notice, please click here: Public Storyteller Contest 2013.