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Time to Speak Up

By Melissa Mathies

Have you ever wanted to be published in a widely popular book or be seen on TV? Well here is your chance, students of BSU!

College Flyer 9 25 15 v1Chicken Soup for the Soul is promoting a contest that is open to any student currently enrolled in the 2015-2016 academic school year. They are looking for stories that talk about “tolerance, respect, compassion, embracing difference, making good choices, and rejecting stereotypes.”

In other words, they are looking for a story or video that takes a stand against bullying for being ‘different.’  These stories must be true and not written like an academic essay.

Stories that are published in the upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul: What’s Your Story? will receive $200 and 10 copies of the book. Videos that are shown on Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes TV Special will receive $1,000. It is also possible to get a grant for your school as a prize.

If you are interested in writing a story, it is recommended to be between 800 and 1,200 words long, while the video must be between one to four minutes long.

Get your stories in, Beavers, by January 15th, 2016 for a chance for your story or video to be selected!

Go to http://whatsyourstory.amplifiertv.com to learn more about the contest and to read and review the official guidelines.