In the last few months, the COVID19 pandemic has revealed deep-seated racial, gender and economic inequities. The social impacts are being felt most deeply by people of color, women and girls who are already historically disadvantaged. At the same time, every day extraordinary people across the globe are courageously working towards equity, justice, and a better future.
Now is an important time to listen and learn from each other. My Story want to highlight the powerful work that you are doing to create a more just and equal world. Whether you are a teenager in Texas organizing dialogues between local police and students; a team of educators in Guatemala delivering learning materials to girls in rural areas; a group of young women in Nairobi distributing health and menstrual hygiene supplies; or an organization in Thailand teaching film-making to young people — they want to hear your stories and amplify your voice.Table of Content
Storytelling can be a transformational catalyst for impact and long-term social change. Ours are told through film, television, social media videos, graphic novels, radio, curricula and more. We began with a film about nine unforgettable girls, written by award-winning authors and voiced by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities. Today, it stands at the heart of our programs that help girls and their communities thrive and reaches many more through public screenings. The film has been translated into over 30 languages and adapted in Hindi, Hausa, Lingala, Swahili, Congolese F... read more
All stories will be part of our online collection. 15 stories will receive a financial award of $500 USD & will be showcased at the Girl Rising International Day of the Girl celebration in October 2020. Select stories will be featured on Girl Rising's Social Media channels.
We accept stories from anywhere in the world and in all languages.
All entries will be judged throughout the Contest Period by a panel of judges comprised of Girl Rising and HP staff.
Up to 30 Finalists will advance to a second round of judging and be judged on or around September 15, 2020 by a panel of representatives selected by Girl Rising and HP.
The judges will score entries on a scale of 0-10 points based on the following criteria: creativity and originality of submission (3 points) and potential for impact of an individual’s action taken in support of gender equality (7 points).
The entrants with highest overall scores will be declared potential winners. Any potential winner (finalist) will be notified by e-mail. If a potential winner:
Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Contest, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and, at Sponsor’s discretion, successful completion of a background check, such individual will be declared a “winner” of the Contest. . By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees that the judges’ decisions regarding the Prizewinners and the Runner Up Prize Winners, and in regard to all related matters(including, without limitation, eligibility), shall be final and binding in all respects.
Girl Rising is looking for diverse stories of how individuals, groups and organizations are working to support racial justice, gender justice, access to education or simply helping their communities in this challenging time. Tell us one of the following:
Once you’ve read the full challenge Terms and Conditions, there is a simple process to submit your story. If you are under 18, have your parent or legal guardian sign this consent form and send it to [email protected]
For more details, visit My Story website