Submit an Entry to the Immigration Narrative Contest today. Deadline for the contest is Jan. 1

Borderless (American) Dream is a student-led bilingual immigration story collection project based in Minnesota documenting immigrants’ diverse journeys coming to America. The mission is to offer a nuanced portrayal of this marginalized community, challenging stereotypes and assumptions surrounding immigrant identities and their life experiences. 

The team is currently hosting Echo Trails: Immigration Narrative Contest, a writing competition that aims to collect immigration stories from the broader community with the objective to empower youth journalistic voices, support local refugee communities, and ultimately publish a book to raise awareness about the immigrant community.

Share a story of immigration to get published on our site and/or win a cash prize! The first 30 submissions that meet the following requirements will receive $10. 

  • Deadline: Jan. 1, 2024
  • Word Limits: 300 words – 650 words
    • Optional: For stories not originally recorded in English, students may submit both the original version in the subject’s language and an English translation.
  • Eligibility: 18 year-old or younger by Jan. 1, 2024
  • Prompts:​
    • Tell a story from your own immigration journey or the journey of someone close to you. Reflect on the challenges, surprises, and personal growth experienced during the process.
    • Write about your family’s immigration history. Explore the reasons for their migration, the challenges they faced, and the impact of immigration on subsequent generations.
    • Share the stories of immigrants in your local community. Highlight the diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences within the immigrant population.
  • How to submit:
  • Prizes:
    • 1st Place – $200
    • 2nd Place – $100
    • 3rd Place – $50
    • Special Award: Unique Voice – $200
  • Terms and Conditions:
    • Authors are responsible for the accuracy of information in their submissions.
    • Submitted content entry must be original and not previously published.
    • By submitting, you grant Borderless (American) Dreams the right to publish your work with proper credit.
    • The site reserves the right to edit for clarity and formatting.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions or check out the website for more details.

Kathryn Campbell

Director of Publications at St. Paul Academy and Summit School, I advise The Rubicon/RubicOnline news, Ibid yearbook, Aureus feature magazine, and Iris Art and Literature. I was the 2015 MN Journalism Educator of the Year. I work as a critique judge for CSPA and NSPA, and have been a Pacemaker judge for print and online publications. I currently serve on the board for JEM, the advisory board for NSPA, and am the Intellectual Freedom Chair for MCTE. It is my greatest hope that New Voices legislation will pass in all 50 states while I'm still an adviser.

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