Kraemer IG Story Contest

Everyone has a story to tell!

The Kraemer Intergenerational Story Contest is an outgrowth of a contest started by the organization Intergeneration Month and its founder, Sandy Kraemer. In early 2017, Bridges Together “merged” with IG Month, and we are proud to be continuing the efforts of Sandy and the organization he founded.

The Kraemer IG Story Contest Call for Entries will be open from September 1 to  October 31. 

Tell your story and encourage those in your circle of love to share theirs!

Participants can tell their stories in four ways:

  • The written word (i.e. story, poem, memoir)
  • Video (i.e. story, song dance)
  • Visual art (i.e. quilt, painting, pottery)
  • Audio clip

Initial Guidelines & Information:

  • Written submissions may be 500 words or less.
  • Video and audio submissions may be 3 minutes or less.
  • Visual art submissions must include a photograph of your work + a 100-word description
  • One submission per person.
  • Bridges Together has the non-exclusive right to to distribute and publish these works.
  • Prizes:
    1. $500 to 1 “grand prize” winner
    2. $250 to 4 winners (1 in each category)
    3. Honorable Mentions

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2017 Winners

Grand Prize

The Bathtub Cafe by Marie Ballard

Second Place (3-way tie)

Eyes that See by Jerri Hardesty

The Red Bridge by Carolina Williams

The Flight of the Butterfly (collage plus accompanying text) by Darcy Howell

Congratulations to Marie, Jerri, Carolina, and Darcy! And thank you to everyone who submitted intergenerational stories to the Kraemer Intergenerational Story Contest.



Past Winners

Click here to see the 2016 winners

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