With the competitive spirit fueled by the recent Olympic Games still fresh in our minds, a family history contest seems to me the perfect end-of-summer endeavor.
Enter, Dear Myrtle’s 2012 “Share a Memory” Contest!
Running now through Sept. 30, (with winners to be announced Oct. 5 during Family History Month) the contest asks participants to simply post a favorite memory, choosing from a variety of formats. Easy!
Here are a few suggestions from Dear Myrtle: “The entry could be a child’s memory, an ancestor’s story, a reunion memory, a recipe story, a back to school memory, a family ski vacation story, a camping trip memory, a water-skiing story, a miracle memory, a do-it-yourself project story, a favorite thing memory, a cousin story or a birthday memory. Remind a 5-year-old how proud you are he can ride his bike without the training wheels by sharing the video clip on YouTube for the world to see. Blog about how you made that family photo quilt. Use Instagram to begin sharing ancestor photos with your siblings and cousins, preserving family history. Share a joke your dad always used to tell via Facebook or your own blog. Create a short video clip about that old family heirloom.”
Any story to preserve the memory for your family members can be submitted to this contest.
To enter the 2012 “Share a Memory” Contest and find the guidelines necessary to do so, visit www.dearmyrtle.com and click on the contest post under “Blog Archive.” Prizes for this event include a Kodak PlaySport (Zx5) HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera – Aqua (second generation) and $50 and $25 Amazon gift certificates. Memories are, of course, priceless – but sometimes a bit of a cash incentive helps us document things a bit sooner. Happy sharing!