Storytelling is an important oral and written tradition that ensures the continuation and enhancement of German Russian history and heritage among future generations.
The annual AHSGR Storytelling Contest invites members and nonmembers to capture the German Russian experience through storytelling. Both adults and youth can participate by submitting fiction or non-fiction stories and video stories related to Germans from Russia. Winning stories are presented at the Annual Convention and prize money is awarded (see rules and details below)!
Examples of submitted stories might include:
• Memories of village life in the Old Country (festivals, traditions, foods)
• Stories of immigration to the New World (the voyage, Ellis Island, early hardships)
• “Believe it or not” family, inspiring stories, etc.
• Videos can be demonstrations (interviews with elders, dance, recipes, etc.)