Ottawa – With the winter season fast approaching, we will soon be in our warm houses, with our friends and families. Our ancestors used to gather at this time of year and share stories and legends with one another. This year Thunderbird Times (www.thunderbirdtimes.com) is sponsoring an Indigenous Writing Contest called Thunderbird Stories (www.thunderbirdstories.com). The contest started on November 1st 2013 and contest winners will be announced, March 20th 2014 at the First Annual Thunderbird Stories Ceremony.
Deadline for submitting stories is February 28th 2014, 5:00pm EST. Winners will be announced on March 20th 2014 at the First Annual Thunderbird Stories Ceremony.
We encourage and welcome companies, businesses and individuals to assist with sponsoring the First Annual Thunderbird Stories Contest, partial proceeds will be donated to Families of Sisters in Spirit. For more information on a sponsorship package, please contact email@example.com.
Thunderbird Times states, “Our stories and legends are an important part of our cultures, history and nationhood. The top 10 writers will have their stories/legends published in a book at the end of the contest. First place prize will be $1000.00, second place prize will be $500.00 and third place prize will be $250.00.”
Application Information and Eligibility Requirements:
- You must provide proof of Aboriginal ancestry attached to submission
- All ages are welcome
- Your submission must be under 2000 words and must contain Aboriginal content
- Submissions must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org in a PDF or Doc file and received by deadline February 28th 2014, 5:00pm EST