Stories of Life

Written by on July 23, 2019

Stories of Life, in partnership with 1079 Life, is a writing competition that seeks out everyday stories of faith and inspiration.

Individuals like you who have been inspired by our extraordinary God can explore any aspect of faith – and so lateral thinking is welcome and encouraged. We are looking for stories about how you came to know Jesus and how God has helped you.

  • How he healed or miraculously provided for you in a time of need.
  • How he gave you strength when times were tough.
  • How he showed you a path when others paths were closed off.

Stories that are interesting, lively and perhaps even quirky are all encouraged as the judges are all looking for stories that are filled with the truth, warmth and humour that show evidence of Gods reality.

Past stories have included a prison riot, a gecko running around in church and a mountain rescue.”

All stories are important and we want to hear from you!

But whatever topic you choose, the Stories of Life team are encouraging writers to craft their stories in a way that speaks to ordinary people.

There are 3 categories for entry and each has prizes to be won. You’ll also have the chance for your story to be published as part of the annual anthology that will be published by Christmas this year. The three categories are

  • A 500 – 1000 words entry for writers aged 17 and under
  • A Short stories entry of up to 500 words
  • And a 1000 – 1500 words story

“We want to encourage excellent writing because powerful stories are vital for sharing the gospel with a world hungry for truth.”

Remember, all categories are accepting submissions until the 31st of July 2019 by 11:59PM, so get in quick! Selected winners from the ‘short’ category have the chance to be read out live on 107.9 Life and others have the chance to be featured in the Eternity Matters column of various newspapers.

Don’t leave it a moment longer, the world is waiting to hear your story!

Share your experience with the world and allow God’s inspiration through you to continue inspiring others.


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