October 8, 2020

Calling all storytellers! Open call for testimonials about coping during these unprecedented times

**Deadline extended until November 20!**

Telling stories is one of the most powerful tools to influence, teach and inspire. It is also one of the best ways to connect with people. And 2020 has so many of us craving for connection. The Horizon Foundation and the Columbia Festival of the Arts are calling for stories from the Howard County community about coping during this unique, uncharted and challenging time.

Do you have a story about…
… difficulties faced while living with mental health challenges this year? Or if anything in particular has helped?
… finding serenity and fulfillment through a creative outlet?
… how your mental health journey has been impacted by being a person of color?

We want to hear from you! Here is what you need to know.

  • Call for stories is open now through November 20, 2020.
  • Review our rules and regulations before submitting your story.
  • Record your story then visit our website to complete your competition entry form and upload the audio file.
  • Stories should be no more than seven minutes long.
  • You do not have to be 18 and over to submit your story, but consent forms for storytellers under the age of 18 must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Selected stories will be featured on the Columbia Arts Channel and highlighted by the Horizon Foundation. Selected storytellers will also receive a $50 gift card. Submit your story and help others find moments of strength in our ever-changing world.

Learn more and submit your story.