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eHIVE, Writing Center sponsor storytelling competition

Submissions are due Feb. 11

Matthew Stultz Jan 25, 2021

Waynesburg University's Entrepreneurial Hub for Innovative Ventures and Endeavors (eHIVE), in conjunction with the Waynesburg University Writing Center, is hosting a storytelling challenge, "Points of Life." The virtual competition is open to all undergraduate students. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Feb. 11.

The purpose of the challenge is to tell the story of a leader in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion and how that leader's actions have created meaningful change.

Students interested in participating should prepare a video submission that includes a thoughtful and concise overview of their selected leader. The story can be shared in a variety of electronic forms, such as writing, visual arts, music, photography or multimedia content.

Videos should be at least two minutes in length but not more than three minutes. Entries that exceed three minutes will be disqualified.

Students may elect to compete individually or in teams of up to four people.

The content of the video submission should include the identification of the selected leader, an explanation of how this leader has brought about the light of change and the inspiration for choosing this particular leader.

The competition will consist of two rounds. The first round will include winners selected by a panel of judges, determining first, second and third place awards. Then, the second round will feature finalists chosen by the judges to compete for the public fan favorite vote.

Cash prizes will be presented (per team member) in the amount of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. The fan favorite team member(s) will receive $100.

For more information, email or visit the eHIVE's website.

This event is part of the University's Diversity & Belonging Initiative.