• Submission deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Free to Enter
  • Winner will be selected on October 15, 2020

A Great Teacher Who Impacted Me

Storytelling Contest: An Acropolis Boston Special Event

2020 has been a year of many lessons - the most precious of those are the ones we learn about ourselves. Do you have a story of a great teacher or life circumstance that's shaped you? As our community craves connection through shared experience, we invite you to tell us your story about your teacher or teaching - not only to pay tribute to that wisdom, but allow others to partake in that wisdom as well.

Teachings come in many forms, and we want to pay tribute to the often life-changing impact teachers have had on our lives. Whether it be family members, mentors, obstacles, or even a stranger who led by their example, encouragement, and inspiration - that changed our outlook on ourselves and the world and who gave us the courage to face what we thought was impossible.

This year, Acropolis Boston is celebrating and honoring some of the great teachers who had a profound impact on American society in the fields of education, human rights, advocacy work, cultural progress. We're honoring individuals like Anne Sullivan, Bryan Stevenson, Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Ginsburg, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ralph Waldo Emerson who with their passion, vision and dedication, transformed the lives of many.

Storytelling is an ancient practice which allows our most meaningful experiences to be transmitted from our heart, to the hearts of others. It is essential that we share these stories to awaken our imagination and insights in order to build a better world.

We welcome you to participate in a beautiful experience for human beings of all ages, all walks of life and cultural backgrounds: to come together to share memories. It is through storytelling that we discover timeless messages of wisdom.

We invite you to:

Enter our contest by sharing your story of a great teacher worth honoring and recognizing.

Seven winners will be invited to share their stories of "A Great Teacher who Impacted Me" on November 21, 2020, at the World Philosophy Event of Acropolis Boston

To enter:
  • Share your story of a Great Teacher by submitting one of the following:
    • A written story in 750 words or less
    • A video recording of 5 minutes or less
    • An audio recording of 5 minutes or less
  • Entrants must be older than 18 living within a 75-mile radius of Boston.
  • Submission deadline: October 1, 2020.
  • Free to enter! See official rules for more details here
  • Winners will be selected and notified via email and telephone on 10/15/20.

Interested in submitting? Want to help us reach a wider audience?
  • Promote our storytelling contest; please pass this info along if you know anyone who may be interested in telling their story and paying tribute to a teacher
  • Attend our storytelling event to be held on TBD in honor of World Philosophy Day