How do I submit an entry for publication?

All you need to do is click on the Tell Your Story link on the Shining Moments page.  We accept any  original writing about a moment (yours or others) when one or more character (inner) strengths triumphed and helped you.  As an organization promoting multilingualism, curaFUN accepts entries in any language from anyone, anywhere in the world aged 6 – 18.  However, contestants to the Shining Moments Writing Contest submitting entries in languages other than English should also submit an English translation (machine translation like google or DeepL will do.)

For those over our writing contest’s age limit of 18 or competition shy, you don’t have to submit for the writing contest.  Recounting a successful experience boost your mood, self-image and your words might be exactly what someone in despair needs to hear!  You can go to this page to read the motivation behind the Shining Moments contest.

Contestants may submit their Shining Moments stories and enter the contest at https://www.curafun.com/shining-moments/.

How do you determine the winner of the Shining Moments Writing Contest?

The post with the greatest number of likes at 1 pm PST on Monday, April 15, 2021. We will post a leaderboard on the Shining Moments main page starting March.

You’re more than welcomed to “like” your own entry and invite your friends to do so. (But you won’t be able to vote repeatedly for yourself. Our system is set up to prevent cheating though.) We believe everyone who participates will experience the uplifting power of words and not only inspire others but enrich their own lives too.

Why is curaFUN holding a writing contest?

The past year has challenged most families more than we could have ever imagined. Kids have had to adapt to virtual schooling, changing lockdown situations, missed team competitions and family visits, their teachers and parents’ working at home and the anxiety caused by these uncertainties–their own and those around them. We’ve also witnessed that words are powerful, in both positive and negative ways, and we can decide how we use that power. We want to build a positive community for kids where they inspire each other with stories of moments when their inner strengths triumphed, and in doing so, arouse their peers to act with the inner strengths of cooperation, self-discipline, communication, resilience, cooperation, empathy, and multilingualism.

curaFUN announces our Shining Moments writing contest where contestants have a chance to win $100. We welcome positive Shining Moments from everyone, even if they’re not interested in participating in the contest. You may download a pdf flier here to spread the word.

Contestants may submit their Shining Moments stories and enter the contest at https://www.curafun.com/shining-moments/.