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Here's how to enter:

1. Craft your stories

Plain text and single photos can be uploaded directly to us. For large files or entries that contain multiple images, documents, etc., we recommend crafting your stories on a separate website and submitting a URL link that allows us to easily view them. Here are a few suggested sites:

    • For videos: YouTube or Vimeo
    • For songs, podcasts, or other audio stories: SoundCloud (or one of the above video sites)
    • For photos, paintings, or drawings: Flickr, Tumblr, 500px, Pinterest or your personal blog/website
    • For poems, short stories, or other written works: Medium, Tumblr, or your personal blog/website

2. Click on the appropriate category below and fill out the form

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Make sure that your submitted stories — whether uploaded directly or submitted via URL link — are correct, as only one entry per person will be accepted. Entries can be submitted until January 31, 2017. For the full contest timeline, click here.

3. Once each round of voting has begun, check back daily to vote for your favorite stories

All entries received between Nov. 29 - Jan. 2
will be considered for Round 3 of voting.

Good luck!

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Confidentiality Statement

Should your story be selected, your first and last name will be featured on the myATstory Contest website and, potentially, other ATC-operated websites or social media accounts. Your email address and any other personal information will be kept confidential by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and will not be shared with external parties.

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