Call for entries: The Human Interest Project – A contest for inspirational people with inspirational stories

14 April 2010

My name is Echo Brown and I am co-sponsoring a contest with Ryan Bevans. I am a journalist, currently a student at Columbia School of Journalism and Ryan is a photographer. Ryan, a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography, is a photographer and we are both live in New York.
In 2008, Ryan and I co-founded the Human Interest Project (h.i.p), an online multimedia website that showcases inspirational stories about inspirational people. You can check us out h.i.p here:
We are offering a contest through h.i.p this year that will be giving away a total of $5,000 in cash prizes. It is a writing contest about overcoming adversity. You can find details about the contest on the flyer below or on our website.
We are open to any and all questions. You can contact us at:,, or




Tell Us Your Story!

1. Do you have a story to tell? Describe in detail an obstacle(s) or challenge(s) that you have successfully overcome in your life. (1,000 Words Maximum)
Feel Free to use the Following Questions as Guidelines: How did you overcome the obstacle(s) or challenge(s)? What was your motivation? What did you learn from the obstacle(s) or challenge(s)? What impact did the obstacle(s) or challenge(s) have on your life? Did anyone help you? What would you tell someone who is currently struggling to overcome obstacle(s) or challenge(s)?

2. Or, do you know an inspirational person who did not give up when faced with adversity? What obstacle(s) or challenge(s) did he/she overcome? How did he/she respond to adversity? Tell us about him/her!** (1,000 Words Maximum)


Grand Prize Winner: The Grand Prize Winner will receive $3,000 in cash
First Place Winner: The First Place Winner will receive $1,000 in cash
Second Place Winner: The Second Place Winner will receive $500 in cash
Third Place Winner: The Third Place Winner will receive $300 in cash
Fourth Place Winner: The Fourth Place Winner will receive $200 in cash
Two Honorable Mentions: The Fifth and Sixth Place Winners do not receive a cash prize, but the will be interviewed and showcased on our website.

Entry Fee:
$25 Per Entry

Deadline For Entries:
Entry Deadline: May 31, 2010 ($25 Per Entry)

Late Entry Deadline: June 6, 2010 ($35 Per Entry for Late Entries)

For More Information, visit:
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**Note: If you are nominating someone else, only the nominated person is eligible to receive a cash prize. As the nominator, you are not eligible to receive a cash prize unless you also submit a separate entry nominating yourself.

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