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MY HERO Youth Reporter Contest

Updated: 4 days ago

The MY HERO Project, a organization dedicated to celebrating unsung heroes from all walks of life, is thrilled to announce the launch of our Youth Reporter Contest. We are on a quest to discover and honor the everyday heroes who make a difference in our communities, and we need your help to shine a light on their inspiring stories.


This contest is open to middle school and high school students who have a passion for storytelling and a desire to uplift those who embody the values of courage, kindness, and resilience.




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There are two ways you can submit your story by either writing an essay or by submitting a short film.


Write an Essay:

We believe that storytelling has the power to inspire, educate, and unite people from diverse backgrounds. By participating in this contest, you will not only hone your writing skills but also cultivate empathy and appreciation for the unsung heroes who enrich our lives in countless ways.


Your mission:

Tell the story of a hero through an essay that entertains, informs, and inspires positive change in the world. You can write about anyone you consider to be an inspiration for positive change. It can be someone alive or dead, famous or not, international or local. And you can focus on whichever of their ideas and experiences you find most engaging and important.


Your essay should:

  • Show your passion for the topic by picking a hero or heroic organization who illustrates that passion.

  • Show evidence of thorough research of the topic and the hero.

  • Tell a real-life story. Most important is what the person did or what their actions illustrate.

  • Feature original and/or archival documentation and interviews, if possible.

  • Achieve your ultimate goal: to recognize and celebrate the best of humanity.


Submit a Short Film

We believe that by creating films we can change the world. Powerful films can inspire, educate, and unite people from diverse backgrounds and also cultivate empathy and appreciation for the unsung heroes who enrich our lives in countless ways.


Your mission:

Tell the story of a hero through a film that entertains, informs, and inspires positive change in the world. You can make your film about anyone you consider to be an inspiration for positive change. It can be someone alive or dead, famous or not, international or local. And you can focus on whichever of their ideas and experiences you find most engaging and important.


Your film should:

  • Show your passion for the topic by picking a hero or heroic organization who illustrates that passion.

  • Show evidence of thorough research of the topic and the hero.

  • Tell a real life story. Most important is what the person did or what their actions illustrate.

  • Feature original and/or archival footage and interviews, if possible.

  • Run 10 minutes maximum, but shorter is also okay.

  • Achieve your ultimate goal: to recognize and celebrate the best of humanity.





Additional Opportunities:

In addition to prizes and recognition, select winning writers may be eligible for the opportunity to participate in a new TV program featuring youth reporters and their heroes.








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