It can feel like all the purse strings are held by a wealthy few, but together, we’re stronger than corporate greed. Is there a grassroots organizing campaign in your area that demonstrates the power that people can hold over corporations? We’re calling all community freelancers, journalists, and other storytellers to submit your story to our ‘Bold Choices, New Narratives’ storytelling contest.
What We’re Looking For:
- True stories that center solutions and power from the ground up. The campaign you illustrate doesn’t have to be already-won — it can be in-the-midst of the fight — as long as we hear what’s being done about the issues.
- Stories that include interviews from at least two sources, preferably grassroots organizers and directly-impacted people. If you want to include other sources like government officials or policy experts, that’s great, but we also want to hear from folks on the ground who are often left out of the story.
- Written and multi-media submissions will be accepted. Written entries should be less than 1000 words, audio entries less than 7 minutes, and video entries less than 4 minutes.
How to Submit:
Submit your story by March 22, 2024 to [email protected]. Use the subject line “Storytelling Contest Submission” to be sure we see your entry. Include a pitch about why your story represents the narrative that together, we are stronger than corporate greed. We’ll select the stories most aligned with our mission and the contest subject matter and work with you to get it publish-ready. Selected stories will be published on ChangeWire.org, be featured in our ChangeWire newsletter, and be awarded $250 in Visa gift cards. Story submissions must be exclusive to ChangeWire.
Not sure where to start? Check out our editorial guidelines and some of these ChangeWire pieces for inspiration:
- This Tennessee Immigrant Rights Group Never Gave Up on Getting Justice for Meatpackers in Illegal Workplace Raid
- Organizer Erika Washington Continues Tradition of Black Women-Led Activism in Las Vegas
- Young Organizer Serves Newarkers With Hot Food and Community Building
- Tyre Nichols’ Death Began With A Traffic Stop. Now, Organizers Want To Rethink Public Safety