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SNAP Stories for Living Contest 2010:

Heroes in our midst

"In the beginning, there was darkness.and then there was light."

This year we invite you to share your story about a personal hero in your life -- to provide hope and healing for other survivors during the holiday season.

We ask you to focus on any one person who has made a difference in your life. There is no definition of a "hero" that fits all situations, but here are some thoughts for your consideration. Heroes:

For legal reasons, please do not use the person's name. Rather, describe them by their relationship to you, for example: Mother, father, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin

Contest Rules:

Write a non-fiction short story (300 to 500 words) that describes how your personal hero inspired, encouraged or uplifted you as a survivor on your journey to healing.

Place your name and e-mail address on the story, beneath the title. Phone number or contact information is optional. If you feel you must remain anonymous, chose a different screen name and email address for privacy.

Send your story to Terry at [email protected] and it will be posted on the SNAP: Stories for Living website. Or, go to and click on the 'stories' button on the homepage.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: All stories to be considered for the awards program must be submitted no later than December 18th.

Participation in this program will automatically assign SNAP all rights to edit, share and publish your story as part of the ongoing SNAP Community Outreach efforts.

Top Five Stories/Prizes

The winners will be notified via e-mail and the winning stories will be posted on December 24th. The top five winners will receive scholarships to the 2011 Annual SNAP Conference and have their stories published in the Conference Program.

Everyone can vote for their favorite story:

Any visitor to the SNAP website may vote for their favorite stories from December 19th to December 23rd by clicking the button on the website

Questions? Please contact Terry at [email protected]