Share Your Story: NYT’s “Half the Sky” Competition
New York Time’s columnist Nicholas Kristof wants you to submit your story describing the best organization or project working toward the education of girls or empowerment of women.
Have you had some poignant encounter underscoring the importance of educating girls in Nepal? Any aid organization you’ve seen (or worked for) that is in the trenches doing amazing work in Kenya? Any one you know who is fighting sex trafficking in the United States? In short, Kristof is looking for personal stories that show the work being done in this field around the world, and the possibilities of change.
HOW TO ENTER:
You can post submissions as comments here. The story can not exceed 500 words and must include basic information about the project or organization if there is one, i.e. name, location, web link, what kind of work it does, etc.
September 19, 2009, midnight
The New York Times will highlight some of the stories in the coming weeks. There will be three winners and they will be selected the week of October 19, 2009. Winners will receive signed copies of “Half the Sky,” Kristof’s new book.
The magazine is also inviting readers to submit photos that reflect this broad theme of women or girls being educated or empowered. Do you have one like that, perhaps taken on a trip abroad? If so, share it here.