D*S Essay Contest: $500 Prize

by Grace Bonney

After last week’s essay about finding a quieter version of myself, I started thinking about how I was much more interested in hearing other people’s voices and stories these days than my own. So I thought to myself, why not open up the floor to all of you to share your experiences and memories on Design*Sponge, just like our team does every week?

This summer, from now until August 15th, we’ll be accepting YOUR own personal essays related to the idea of HOME. These can be personal stories of decorating, moving, what you’ve learned from living with someone else or special collections you’ve been building over the years — any topic or theme that connects to what HOME means to you. The only rules? 1) It needs to be your original writing 2) It needs to come with at least one photo of your own and 3) The maximum limit is 2,500 words. Please note: your essay may be published on Design*Sponge, so please do not submit writing you do not want published.

We can’t wait to hear from all of you and listen to what YOU have to say and learn from your stories. And, to encourage anyone who may be shy about sharing their voice online, we’ll be awarding the top 3 essay-writers (which YOU will vote for!) with a $500 prize. So write away and send your essay to SUBMISSIONS AT DESIGNSPONGE DOT COM (Subject title “Essay Contest”) by August 15th, 2015. xo, grace

*Image above from Matt and Rita’s home tour.

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