TheReImage is an online campaign to re-create the image of people with vision loss while establishing new possibilities. With the sighted world as the audience for this project, TheReImage uses written stories and audio pieces about and by people with vision loss to demonstrate that regardless of our vision level, as people, we are more alike than different. Therefore, our human and life experiences are the focus of these stories rather than our vision loss. In other words, the stories are not about how we lost our vision or what great resources are available to us, but about our experiences with raising children, owning a home, taking a trip, enjoying the outdoors, working at a job, spending time with friends, dealing with family issues, managing a household, relaxing with a favorite hobby, getting an education, planning a wedding, hiking a mountain, sailing into the sunset, and more. While previously published stories may be considered for TheReImage, original material is given greater consideration.
TheReImage is holding a contest for stories submitted between July 1 and Nov. 1, 2017. Entries will be judged on how well they exemplify TheReImage mission, story-telling ability, originality and writing skill. Stories should not exceed 1,500 words. Visit http://thereimage.net to review the submission guidelines and previously published stories. Monetary prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners, respectively. The winning stories and other entries that fit with TheReImage mission will be published on the web site.
While Nov. 1 is the deadline for contest entries, TheReImage seeks content on an ongoing basis to keep the website fresh. Stories and story ideas can be emailed to content@TheReImage.net, submitted via the website, or sent in your preferred format to TheReImage, P.O. Box 13019, Harrisburg, PA 17110.