Storytelling Contest

Storytelling Contest: A Great Teacher Who Impacted Me

An Acropolis Boston Special Event

2020 has been a year of many lessons - the most precious of those are the ones we learn about ourselves. Do you have a story of a great teacher or life circumstance that's shaped you? As our community craves connection through shared experience, we invite you to tell us your story about your teacher or teaching - not only to pay tribute to that wisdom, but allow others to partake in that wisdom as well.

Teachings come in many forms, and we want to pay tribute to the often life-changing impact teachers have had on our lives. Whether it be family members, mentors, obstacles, or even a stranger who led by their example, encouragement, and inspiration - that changed our outlook on ourselves and the world and who gave us the courage to face what we thought was impossible.

This year, Acropolis Boston is celebrating and honoring some of the great teachers who had a profound impact on American society in the fields of education, human rights, advocacy work, cultural progress. We’re honoring individuals like Anne Sullivan, Bryan Stevenson, Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Ginsburg, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ralph Waldo Emerson who with their passion, vision and dedication, transformed the lives of many.

Story-telling is an ancient practice which allows our most meaningful experiences to be transmitted from our heart, to the hearts of others. It’s essential that we share these stories to awaken our imagination and insights in order to build a better world.

We welcome you to participate in a beautiful experience for human beings of all ages, all walks of life and cultural backgrounds: to come together to share memories. It is through storytelling that we discover timeless messages of wisdom.


We invite you to: 

Enter our contest by sharing your story of a great teacher worth honoring and recognizing.

Seven winners will be invited to share their stories of “A Great Teacher who Impacted Me” on November 21, 2020, at the World Philosophy Event of Acropolis Boston
To enter:

  • • Share your story of a Great Teacher by submitting one of the following: 

    • • A written story in 750 words or less

    • • A video recording of 5 minutes or less

    • • An audio recording of 5 minutes or less

  • • Entrants must be older than 18 living within a 75-mile radius of Boston.

  • • Submission deadline: October 1, 2020.

  • • Free to enter! See official rules for more details here

Winners will be selected and notified via email and telephone on 10/15.
Interested in submitting? Want to help us reach a wider audience?

- Promote our story-telling contest; please pass this info along if you know anyone who may be interested in telling their story and paying tribute to a teacher

- Attend our story-telling event to be held on Saturday November 21st between 11am and 4pm in honor of World Philosophy Day

 

Official Rules

Share your story of a Great Teacher by submitting one of the following:
A written story in 750 words or less
A video recording of 5 minutes or less
An audio recording of 5 minutes or less
Entrants must be older than 18 living within a 75-mile radius of Boston.
Submission deadline: October 1, 2020.
Free to enter!
Ensure you've read our official rules before submission
Winners will be selected and notified via email and telephone on 10/15.
Looking forward to hearing your story!

Story-Telling Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE RELEASE IS REQUIRED.
1. Eligibility. The Acropolis Boston Story-Telling Contest (the “Contest”) is only open to legal residents of the U.S. who are of age 18 or older and located within seventy-five (75) miles of Boston, Massachusetts. Each entrant warrants that they meet the foregoing Eligibility requirements and agree to these Official Rules. By entering this Contest, each entrant warrants that they meet the above Eligibility requirements and agree to these Official Rules.
2. Time for and Method of Entry. The Contest will begin at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 29, 2020, and will end at 11:59 P.M. ET on October 1, 2020 (“Entry Period”). No entries will be accepted after 11:59 P.M. ET on October 1, 2020.
Entrants are required to submit (“Entry Statement”) one of the following:
• A short written statement of seven hundred fifty (750) words or less
• A video recorded in five (5) minutes or less
• An audio clip recorded in five (5) minutes or less, describing a teacher that has had a positive impact on the entrant.
The Entry Statement must be the original work of the entrant, may not have been previously published, may not have won previous awards, and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.
The method of entry for the Contest, is as follows:
a. Submission of a written Entry Statement: Submit both the Contest Entry Form and the written Entry Statement via email at info@acropolisboston.org with the subject line: “Story-telling Contest”
b. Submission of the Entry Statement in video or audio format: Submit the Contest Entry Form via email at info@acropolisboston.org, attention “Story-telling Contest” AND be sure to indicate on the Contest Entry Form the website where we can find your Entry Statement in video or audio format if hosted.
Thereafter, entrants will be automatically entered to win the applicable prize described in Section 3.
Read the Official Rules here

How to Enter

‘A Great Teacher Who Impacted Me’

Acropolis Boston Story-Telling Contest

Please submit this submission form and any written stories by email to
info@acropolisboston.com, attention “Story- Telling Contest”


Name:
Address:
Date of Birth:
Phone number with area code:
Email:
Link to video submission, ‘Entry Statement’:
Link to audio submission, ‘Entry Statement’:
Title of written submission:
Please attach submission
I verify that I have read the Eligibility Rules and Regulations and Contest guidelines and that I meet all of the submission requirements as outlined therein:
Signature
Date of submission


SUBMISSION FORM
READ THE OFFICIAL RULES HERE