Caregiving story writing contest accepting entries

/ 02:28 AM August 09, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC –Together with the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA), AARP is launching a Caregiving Storytelling Contest.

The contest seeks stories from journalists that capture the emotional, financial, and personal impacts of caregiving through Asian cultural perspectives.

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These stories can be personal journeys or accounts of other Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have been impacted by caregiving for a loved one.

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A winner will be selected from each of these three categories:

FEATURED STORIES

  • A mini-documentary (3-5 minutes)
  • A first-person essay (no more than 1,000 words) with 1-3 supplementary photos or images
  • A photo essay (8-15 photos) with artist’s statement (500 words or less)

The top winner of each format will win:

  • $1,000 cash
  • One (1) AAJA 2019 National Convention registration (2019 convention city to be announced at the #AAJA18 Gala and Awards Banquet on Saturday, August 11)
  • One (1) round-trip airfare within the continental U.S. to the 2019 convention
  • Three (3) nights of hotel accommodations at the AAJA 2019 convention

Rules and Restrictions:

  • You must be a paid, active AAJA member (Subject to verification)
  • Only one (1) submission per category
  • You can submit to more than one (1) category
  • You do not have to be an AARP member

Contestant must be an AAJA member to submit an entry. The deadline is November 16.

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