Today is National Aunt and Uncle Day! To celebrate, I’m happy to announce The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest! I have received a lot of wonderful feedback about my book, The Auntie Way, and how people enjoy reading and sharing my Auntie stories. The Auntie Way “Super Auntie” Writing Contest is my way of encouraging everyone to write their own fun Auntie story! We all have an Auntie figure (whether related or chose) who inspires us with kindness, fierceness, and/or creativity. Why not start writing a story that you can enter in the contest?
The prompt is simple: in 500 words or less, write about how one of your Aunties is super.
The contest is open to anyone in the U.S. and I honor that there are powerful storytellers of all ages, so there is a youth category (under 18 years of age) and an adult category (18+ years of age). A diverse panel of Super Auntie judges will read the stories and select 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for both youth and adult categories. Prizes for each category are:
- 1st place: $50 Amazon gift certificate, winning story published on The Auntie Way blog, and be featured in an interview on the Anahuy Mentoring website.
- 2nd place: $25 Amazon gift certificate, winning story published on The Auntie Way blog, and be featured in an interview on the Anahuy Mentoring website.
- 3rd place: $10 Amazon gift certificate, winning story published on The Auntie Way blog, and be featured in an interview on the Anahuy Mentoring website.
I’m announcing the contest today, on National Aunt and Uncle Day. The deadline for submitting your completed entry form is Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:00am Pacific time. Full contest information and rules are on the Anahuy Mentoring website: https://anahuymentoring.com/ Winners will be contacted on or around November 26, 2020.
Maybe you’ll decide to enter the contest, or encourage someone else to enter, or perhaps you’ll simply enjoy knowing there will be many more people writing fun Auntie stories as a result of the contest. In doing so, we are surely bringing more kindness, fierceness, and creativity into the world. And that is worth celebrating. I hope you’ll join me in looking forward to reading the winning stories here on The Auntie Way blog, and honoring six new award-winning authors as a result of this writing contest!