Among Germans from Russia, storytelling is an important oral and written tradition that ensures the continuation and enhancement of GR history and heritage among future generations of Germans from Russia.
The annual AHSGR Storytelling Contest is advertised in the quarterly AHSGR Newsletter at least six months before the annual convention. Both adults and youth can participate by submitting written stories related to Germans from Russia. They can be either fiction or non-fiction. Winning stories are presented at the Folklore Symposium at the annual convention and prize money is awarded.
Three anthologies of contest winners have been compiled and can be purchased at the AHSGR online store and at the Headquarters bookstore in Lincoln.
Downloadable entry form, rules and guidelines for the 2017 AHSGR Storytelling Contest are linked below. Just follow the instructions, and send us your story. Good luck!