Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Now Accepting Entries for New “My Believe It or Not! Moment” Writing Contest
Share your unbelievable moment for a chance to win cash prizes and be a part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! history
Orlando, Florida: : Robert Ripley found some of his most famous Believe It or Not! stories through submissions by his fans. That’s still the case today as Ripley’s Believe It or Not! launches a new contest for people to submit their most unbelievable personal stories.
The contest is called My Believe It or Not! Moment. Ripley’s invites the public to share a strange, weird, unbelievable moment from their life. It could be an amazing feat, unusual talent, bizarre collection – just about anything at all, as long as it’s true and personally involves the writer. Submissions must be 200 words or less.
There’s a way to get a shot at a bonus prize too; write the submission on an item that relates to the story. For example, if the unbelievable moment happened in a bowling alley, write the story on a bowling pin and send that in.
“We are looking for some truly unbelievable stories told in exciting and entertaining writing styles that we can retell in our publications, and if we are lucky, some of them will be written on unusual objects that will make great Believe It or Not! Odditorium exhibits,” said Edward Meyer, Ripley’s Vice-President of Exhibits & Archives.
The contest is now open and entries will be accepted through September 5th.
There are four age groups: 8 and under, 9-14, 15-18 and 19 and older. The winner in each age group gets $500. The overall winner gets an additional $1,000 and the best submission written on the most unusual object will receive another $1,000. Each top story winner will also get a special Ripley’s cartoon created of their story, their entry displayed at a Ripley’s Odditorium and a lifetime pass good for admission to any Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium.
Entries should be mailed along with a completed submission form to:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 13 million people visit its 95-plus attractions in 10 countries each year. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.
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