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 (Photo: Atlanta.net - “Monuments: We Carry the Dreams,” Yehimi A. Cambrón Álvarez)

Would you like to share a story about Hometown Heroes who have advocated for civil rights and social justice in Fort Wayne? You can either submit either of the following:

  • Video: A 1 to 2 Minute Video 
  • Written Narrative: Please keep your story to no more than 500 words
  • Both: If you would like to submit your story via video and written narrative, we look forward to your submission. 

Submissions are open until July 31, 2020, and you can submit your story by using this Google Form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2guVKMLYsvD29G-4rv9rmV8Y1h8cI5Bza_BMV4K3BIN1Mqg/viewform

Getting Started: If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, consider using the prompts below:

  • Introduction: Start off by telling us who you are and who you’re nominating.
  • Your story: Next, let us know what makes the hero you’re recommending so heroic!  Your description can include:  Why you chose your hero, how you know them or first became aware of their work, why you think it would be important for Fort Wayne to celebrate them, or how do you think Fort Wayne would be a better place if there were more people like them?
  • Imagery: Finally, if you have time left, let us know one thing you imagine a mural or portrait of your hero would include. (You can mention a mood, a color, a scene, etc.)

FAQs/ Things to keep in mind 

  • How many stories can I submit?

You can submit as many stories as you want!... but please do not submit the same story more than once.

  • Do I have to make a video?

Not necessarily. Your submission can either be written story (no more than 500 words) or a 1-2-minute video

  • Do I have to submit an essay?

No. Your submission can either be a 1 to 2-minute video or a written story (of no more than 500 words)

  • Where can I submit my story?

All submissions must be made online at www.facesofthefort.com   

  • Does my video need to be edited?

No, you don’t have to worry about video quality! Some stories may be selected to be featured on our website. If your story is one of them, we’ll reach out to help you film a version of video professionally.  Right now, we just want to hear your ideas.

  • Can I submit photos?

Yes! You are more than welcome to include photos that relate to your submission.

  • Are there any examples?

Yes, please visit the Stories tab of www.facesofthefort.org for example.