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.

Congratulations to our 2018 Kraemer IG Story Contest Winners!

You can read all our winning stories here.

Grand Prize Winner

The Visitors by Ann Marie Anglin


1st Place By Category

Written Word: Shakshouka by Lior Torenberg

Video: Voices Rising Community Chorus by Ruth Lewis

Image: My Nana and Me by Amara Davidson


Honorable Mention

Yarn Tales by Barbara Rhoads

Granddaddy’s Time by Anne McManus

Bedtime Stories by Augusta Omofuma

My Hero by Colin Thornton


Congratulations to our 2018 winners and all of our entries this year! 


Our Call for Entries for 2019 will open up in September 2019. 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

For more information, contact


Past Winners

Click here to see the 2017 & 2016 winners


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