Contest Details

What is the prize?
One (1) StoryCorps interview slot, to be recorded in the MobileBooth parked at The Porch at 30th Street Station (2901 Market St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, June 19th at 5:30pm. The winning story will be archived at the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, and could be shared on the StoryCorps podcast*. The winner will also receive a CD copy of their interview.

How am I entered to win? Where can I enter to win?
Enter online at https://whyy.org/storycontest. We are looking for a story that’s rooted in the Philadelphia region, speaks to your personal experience, and is uniquely fascinating.
Interviews take place with a partner. Pick an important person in your life. Think about who you want to help tell your story, or alternately whose story you want to hear and preserve.
Eligible entrants must provide their name, address, email address and phone number. Incomplete entries will not be eligible to win.

How many entries are permitted per person?
One entry per household is allowed.

How many total entries will be allowed? What the odds of winning?
The odds of winning will depend on the number of entrants. We will not set a limit on the total number of entries allowed.

When does the contest start? When does it end?
The contest will begin at 12:00am on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and end at 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 13th. The winner of the contest will be chosen on Friday, June 14th. Winners need not be present to win.

How will the winner be selected?
Stories will be read by a panel at WHYY and the best story submitted will be selected by a vote. We will notify the winner directly and post the name on WHYY.org.

How will the winner be notified?
WHYY will make reasonable efforts to contact the winner using information provided on the winning entry form. This contact will be phone and/or email. If a winner does not contact WHYY within 2 days after the first initial contact, WHYY may, at its option, award another person the prize. WHYY will not award a prize if the winner (a) was ineligible to participate, (b) provided materially false or misleading information to WHYY, or (c) if participating or receiving a prize is prohibited with respect to such person pursuant to these Rules or Applicable Law.

Why are you collecting so much personal information? Isn’t email address enough?
We want to make sure we can get in touch with the winner.

Who is eligible to enter?
To be eligible to enter, you must (a) be at least 18 years old at the time of purchase, (b) be a U.S. resident physically residing in the United States or District of Columbia, and (c) not be precluded by Applicable Law from holding participating.
WHYY employees, board members and their households may not enter and are not eligible to win a prize.

How can I find out who won the tickets?
Contact WHYY Member and Audience Services at memberservices@whyy.org or (215) 351-0511 during business hours.

*This is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the StoryCorps producers.

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