Storymakers 2017

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Go Global - Storytelling contest with US $10,000 in prizes

Transform your non profits fundraising and advocacy work with effective storytelling. Learn from our global partner TechSoup's collection of webinars, online hangouts and social media events on how to create stories from start to finish. Be inspired by fellow nonprofit storytellers. Submit your video or photos to the Storymakers 2017 contest. Award: US$10,000 in cash prizes!



  1. Local Impact — open to nonprofit organisations with a budget that is less than US$500,000
  2. Driving Change — open to nonprofit organisations with a budget that is US$500,000 to US$1 million
  3. Shifting the Future — open to nonprofit organisations with a budget that is more than US$1 million
  4. Unum Orbis — open to nonprofit organisations from around the world (excluding the US)
  5. People's Choice — inspire your community to vote for your story! (Community Voting award – open to all submissions). 
Storymakers 2017 contest launches September 5th 2017. Voting begins November 1st, 2017 after the contest closes and runs for two weeks. Winners will be announced on November 15th. 


Competing for Storymakers 2017 couldnt be easier and our Global partner TechSoup are offering multiple ways for your organisation to participate and learn at the same time through webiners and short online courses on production.

Make sure to also check out their FAQ for a full description of the rules and timeline for this year's contest.  

Check out these great events and webinars:

Date Event
September 14th 2017 Webinar: Authentic Storytelling with Greenpeace: A 10-Step Process
September 28th 2017 Webinar: Production Tips with
October 5th 2017 Twitter chat: #Storymakers2017 Topic: Around the World
October 12th 2017

Webinar: Tools to Edit Your Digital Story and Get it Watched with Scottsdale Public Library

Digital Storytelling for Beginners Course: Our partner TechSoup have created a FREE really helpful course to help you produce and market your very own video. The course takes between 4 and 5 hoursand its super easy to sign up, to join the course,just click here.

Contest closes on 31st of October, To apply, Register here.

And don't forget to apply to this years Charity Impact Awards to celebrate the positive impact community, voluntary and charitable organisations are making in people's lives across the lenght and breadth of Ireland. Check out the local awards below. 

Local Awards
Global Contest