Member-Sponsored Ancestral Letters Contest
|Deadline:||Jun 30, 2019|
For this contest, you must pretend you have been asked to write a letter that will be placed in a time capsule scheduled to open in two hundred years. You must assume that the capsule will be discovered and opened and that the person who opens it will be able to read it. Your task is to explain, from your personal perspective, why it’s so hard us to make the changes in our lifestyle to help stop the climate from changing into a less hospitable place for them. Try to write it for the first person to open the capsule and read your letter, not a group of people. Try to avoid scientific brilliance or passing the responsibility for our actions onto any government. This contest is about showing thoughtfulness and compassion for a future generation who may not understand the challenges we faced in our time.
Think about your life and the challenges you personally face in making decisions to lessen your impact on the environment. If you never think about it, then this contest is a good place to start. Try to connect with the person who will be reading it and craft the best letter you can. Good luck.
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|1st prize:||$75 cash via PayPal|
|2nd prize:||$50 cash via PayPal or a Premium membership upgrade|
|3rd prize:||$25 cash via PayPal|
To enter the contest, post your work on Scribophile and check the box that says “Enter this work into the Member-Sponsored Ancestral Letters Contest.” The checkbox will be visible until the contest deadline.
Entry is free, but you’ll need karma points to publish your work. You can earn karma points by writing critiques of work by other members.
If you have already placed your work in a previous contest, you may not resubmit it to this one.
Only one entry per person is allowed; multiple entries will be disqualified.
Entries must be no more than 2,000 words per Scribophile’s count. There is no minimum restriction.
Novel chapters are not allowed. Please don’t post them.
Your work must have Public visibility on Scribophile until the winners are announced.
Only new, previously unpublished work will be accepted.
The contest will run from now until midnight of June 30, 2019, UTC. The winners will be announced by the end of July 2019.