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Every Act of Giving has a Story.  What’s yours?

#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest created to foster a public conversation about generosity and to inspire more people to give. Would you share a story about how and why you give to the causes you care about? The stories can be about you or someone else; about giving of time, money, goods, or skills; and/or about what inspires you.

Contestants have the chance to win a number of prizes throughout the month, with the winning storytellers receiving grants up to $10,000 to give to their favorite nonprofit organization!

Entering is as easy as 1-2-3...

1. Write or record your #MyGivingStory: Think of a story or experience that inspired you to give, choose which format you will use to tell your story (written essay or video), and write or record your story.

2. Post your story: Go to our contest page and click on “ Submit Here .” Select the nonprofit that would receive a grant if your story wins and upload your story.

3. Share your story on social media: The more votes you get, the better your chances of winning! Direct people to vote in the online gallery.

The 20 stories with the most votes will be recognized as Finalists and submitted to the judging panel, who will select the winners.

Some additional tips and requirements:

  • #MyGivingStory is open to legal residents of the U.S., who are age 13 and older.

Written entries must be between 150 and 1,200 words and may include a photo.

Videos must be between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length and under 100 MB in

one of the following formats: AVI, MOV, WMV, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, and 3G2.

All entries must be original, unpublished works.

Only one entry per entrant.

As part of our community, we hope that you might take a few minutes to reflect on why giving matters to you, share your story in the #MyGivingStory contest, and, of course, consider naming us as the recipient of a grant prize if you win.

Please tag us in your social media post so we can share it.  

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