Eligibility/Submission Guidelines
Participants must be a current resident of Minnesota. Residents from across the state are encouraged to submit their stories. Funding may be available to provide housing and travel assistance to and from the workshops and the Let’s Talk: My America event in Saint Paul.

Submissions will be accepted from minors. If a minor is chosen as a finalist, permission to participate in the My America workshops and live event must be obtained from a legal guardian.

Finalists must meet the following eligibility guidelines:

  • Finalists must attend three in-person workshops located at Penumbra or another suitable venue in Saint Paul, MN on the following dates:
    • January 27 – 28, 2018
    • February 10 – 11, 2018
    • February 24 – 25, 2018
  • Finalists must be willing to share their work at Penumbra’s Let’s Talk: My America before a live audience and recorded by MPR News. The event will be hosted at Penumbra or another suitable venue in Saint Paul, MN on Monday, March 12, 2018.

* Select participants may have the opportunity for their works to be published in an e-book.

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