Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chronicle your own family's history and share it with the world!

The mission of The Grannie Annie contest is: “to celebrate family stories, foster an interest in history, and nurture the writing skills of young people”.  I think that this is a great opportunity students around the world to share their stories.  

If you are a student in U.S. grades 4 through 8, or a homeschooled or international student 9 through 14 years of age, you are eligible to participate in The Grannie Annie's annual writing contest. You are invited to interview a family storykeeper and write about something you learn from your family’s history. Then share your story with your family, school, and community . . . and with The Grannie Annie!
Who are the storykeepers in your family? Ask them about your grandparents and great-grandparents, your parents, aunts, and uncles. Ask about their daily lives, their adventures, their joys, and their sorrows. Your story can be humorous, tragic, or inspirational. It can be a story of courage, adventure, or anything you find interesting about your family’s past. 

You can find all necessary information about registration, deadlines, and requirements at the following website:

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