TheReImage is a new 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 will use 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 should be the focus of these stories rather than our vision loss. In other words, the stories will not be 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 will be given greater consideration.
All story submissions that follow the guidelines will be considered for publication. In addition, monetary prizes of $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded to first, second and third place winners respectively for stories submitted by November 1, 2015. Criteria considered for the prizes will be writing skill, writing style, appropriate tone of the article, and originality. All stories selected for publication will appear as we launch our new website, TheReImage.net. Submission guidelines and sample stories may be found on the current temporary site at the same web address. While November 1 is the deadline for contest entries, TheReImage seeks content on an on-going basis to keep the website fresh. Stories and story ideas can be emailed to content@TheReImage.net or sent in your preferred format to TheReImage, P.O. Box 13019, Harrisburg, PA 17110. We look forward to reading your entries.