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BEST Chicago Parent Program Story Contest

Thank you for your interest in the BEST Chicago Parent Program (CPP) Story Contest. We look forward to learning how CPP impacted your life. Before submitting, please take a moment to review the deadlines, required materials and additional notes on this page.

  • TWO stories will be selected – ONE from a parent or other caregiver who has participated in the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) and ONE from a CPP group leader. Each will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

  • Written submissions should be no longer than 500 words, which is about one-page, single spaced. Video submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.

  • Stories can be submitted in either written or video form.

  • Links to both written and video submissions are listed separately below. There is no preference of one approach over the other, so feel free to submit your story using that mode that’s best for you.

  • The form does not allow you to save partial submissions to continue later. As such, the form must be completed in its entirety during one visit.

  • For written submissions, we suggest writing your story in a Word document and then cutting and pasting the story into the online application below

  • Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

  • If you have any trouble using this online submission form, please email [email protected]

Please complete this form and submit with your written or video recorded story

BEST Chicago Parent Program Story Contest

Thank you for your interest in the BEST Chicago Parent Program (CPP) Story Contest. We look forward to learning how CPP impacted your life. Before submitting, please take a moment to review the deadlines, required materials and additional notes on this page.

  • TWO stories will be selected – ONE from a parent or other caregiver who has participated in the Chicago Parent Program (CPP) and ONE from a CPP group leader. Each will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
  • Written submissions should be no longer than 500 words, which is about one-page, single spaced. Video submissions should be no longer than 3 minutes.
  • Stories can be submitted in either written or video form.
  • Links to both written and video submissions are listed separately below. There is no preference of one approach over the other, so feel free to submit your story using that mode that’s best for you.
  • The form does not allow you to save partial submissions to continue later. As such, the form must be completed in its entirety during one visit.
  • For written submissions, we suggest writing your story in a Word document and then cutting and pasting the story into the online application below
  • Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • If you have any trouble using this online submission form, please email [email protected]

Please complete this form and submit with your written or video recorded story

Name(Required)
Address(Required)
Would you prefer to be notified by text or email(Required)
What is your relationship to the Chicago Parent Program?(Required)

Please upload video story files. 3 minute limit on video. Choose File

Please complete the attached Release

Permission to use your Best Chicago Parent Program Story: Please read and sign the statement below:

I do hereby give the Johns Hopkins University/ Chicago Parent Program and all of its affiliates the perpetual and irrevocable royalty-free right and license to use my name and the submitted written or video recorded story for any lawful purpose including but not limited to promotional purposes and I waive any right to any compensation or approval of the work that may be created or publicly released in connection with the Chicago Parent Program. I also affirm that the story submitted is original, that I am over 18 years of age, and that I have read this release and agree to its terms.
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I agree to hold Johns Hopkins University/Chicago Parent Program harmless from any and all actions which might arise from the use of the shared material.*(Required)
If you are submitting a video recording that includes a minor (child less than 18 years old), you must be the parent or guardian of the minor(s) shown in the video and have the legal authority to give the permission below on behalf of the minor child.(Required)
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