Enter The Ubuntu Storytelling Showcase Competition And Win Up To $10,000!

By   |   February 22, 2024   |   Lifestyle
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Julian Mocine-McQueen and Heather Box, co-founders of the Million Person Project and authors of How Your Story Sets You Free, are part of an exciting initiative: the Ubuntu Storytelling Showcase.

It’s a competition where individuals can submit creative projects that illustrate what “Ubuntu” means to them to win up to $10,000. Ubuntu is an African phrase deeply connected to Black culture. It means, “I Am, Because We Are.”

The showcase asks people to share what UBUNTU means to you. “When did you learn the word Ubuntu? How have you experienced UBUNTU in your life? Record a short video of what UBUNTU means to you,” the couple says. “You can talk directly into your phone and submit your video, or you can record a poem, short film or piece of art.”

The showcase and the couple’s mission is to shine a light on how storytelling is a great way to foster community and inspire action toward positive changes in society. As story coaches, they teach individuals how to identify their core values and incorporate them into compelling stories that complement their purpose-driven work.

Their book, How Your Story Sets You Free, is an inspirational guide to help individuals unlock their narrative in everyday life, just like the world’s leaders. It’s for any individual who is looking to show up in their day-to-day as their full and authentic self,
from leaders and entrepreneurs to teachers and parents.


Through The Million Person Project, McQueen and Box have helped thousands of individuals—from leaders and entrepreneurs to teachers and parents in over 70 countries share their powerful, authentic stories.

Submissions for the Ubuntu Storytelling Showcase competition can be in video, audio recording, photo or creative artwork form. People are welcome to submit work until March 15, 2024. There are prizes in five categories totaling $100,000.

The project is part of the Ubuntu Climate Initiative. You can submit your video here. “Don’t overthink it. Speak from the heart and push submit!”

Share your story today!

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