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Tell Your Story: Youth Nature Story Contest

Thank you to all who entered a story about nature! The submission period for the Youth Nature Story Contest has ended.

Celebrate Mount Grace’s 35th Anniversary of protecting farms, forests, and public spaces by sharing your favorite outdoor adventure with us!

Prompt:

We can experience nature or the outdoors in many places: a back yard, a community garden, a nearby mountain, a bike path. Share a story with us about a time you connected with nature that meant a lot to you.

Details & Rules:

Who Should Enter

The Mount Grace Tell Your Story: Youth Nature Story Contest is open to youth aged 10-23 years old.

*If someone younger than 10 years old is interested in submitting a story, please email Meira at downie@ mountgrace.org

What to Enter:

We are looking for story submissions of your favorite outdoor adventure in the form of a written story of no more than 600 words or a comic. Feel free to include a drawing, illustration, or photograph to accompany your written story in the document. 

Each entrant may enter a maximum of 1 contest submission.

File Size

The file size cannot exceed 100 MB. Entries must be submitted electronically via our online submission tool.

When to Enter:

We are accepting submissions from May 1, 2021 to June 1, 2021.

Why You Should Enter (i.e. Prizes):

We will select two winners: one in each category (story and comic). Each winner will be awarded a $25 gift card to a local business, in addition to being featured on the Mount Grace website and at our 35th Anniversary Celebration party on Saturday, June 26, 2021.

Judging

Winners will be selected by a panel of Mount Grace staff and volunteers based on emotional impact, composition/style, organization, and focus. Judges shall determine eligibility with sole and absolute discretion. All decisions made by the judges are final.

How to Enter:

The submission period for the Youth Nature Story Contest has ended. Thank you to all who entered a story about nature!

Questions?

Any questions regarding the Contest can be directed to downie@ mountgrace.org.