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Create the Good Honoring Heroes Contest

Honor Your Heroes

The Create the Good Honoring Heroes Contest is your opportunity to shine a spotlight on a non-profit organization serving veterans in your community or on a veteran who has made a difference in your life!

Enter by sharing a brief essay (and photo) about:

  • The impact of a 501(c)3 organization serving veterans in your community;
  • The difference a veteran has made in your life; or
  • The impact you have seen firsthand from a military training or deployment.

Your entry could win the $5,000 grand prize! 

Here's how the process works.  Submit your entry by the Dec 31, 2019 deadline.  All entries will be featured on the Create the Good site and can be voted for by the general public.  The 10 entries that receive the most votes by Dec 31, 2019 will be the finalists.  The winner will then be chosen from those among those finalists by a committee of volunteer judges. 

If the winning submission is an essay about a non-profit serving veterans, the prize will take the form of a $5,000 donation to that organization.  If it is an essay about a veteran, the prize money will go to the submitter, who can choose to share it with the featured veteran.  

Guidelines for entries

  • Your essay can be no longer than 500 words and your photo no larger than 5 MB.
  • Entries will be judged on the quality of the submission, the relevance of the submission and the impact detailed in the essay.
  • You can only submit one story per day, but there is  no limit to the number of stories entered during the submission phase.
  • The submission must be original work (or the entrant must have the rights from the photographer to make the submission), created solely by entrant and not created professionally; must not have been previously published, released or distributed in any form; must not have won any award; and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity.

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Submit your photo essay HERE

Read official rules 


  • Nomination Period: Nov 11 – Dec 31, 2019
  • Public Vote for Contest Finalists: Nov 11 – Dec 31, 2019
  • Winner selection by team of volunteer judges: Jan 1 – 10, 2020
  • Winner Announced: Jan 20, 2020 (pending verification)