Is it possible to capture hope, a feeling, or a story in six words? The idea of very short stories began in the 1900s, but has begun to take off on various social networks as people share their stories.
Today, we’re launching six-word essays for Citizenship Day and Constitution Week.
Here’s How it Works
Join the project by writing a six-word summary of what citizenship means to you. It can be a sentence or any six words that, together, express your thoughts. You can even share photos illustrating your essays. To get you started, here are examples:
- Born and raised; I love it!
- A new world, a new life.
- Freedom, travel, culture, exploration, blessings, pride
- Something much bigger than me, possibilities.
Who Can Participate
- You can enter your six-word essay any time from Sept. 14-24, 2015.
- You can’t enter a six-word essay that belongs to or has been copyrighted by someone else.
- Don’t include:
- Obscene, indecent, or profane language.
- Threats or defamatory statements.
- Hate speech directed at race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability.
- Advertising, promotion, or endorsements of products or services.
- The topic of your six-word essay can’t be nudity, drugs, violence, or symbols or acts of hatred.