Contest Entry

We are holding this contest again this summer! Please check back in early August, 2017. You have lots of time to create those special summer memories by then!

If you want to submit early, maybe right after your summer trip or adventure, go for it! Just visit Share Your Story! on our menu and submit directly from that page! We look forward to learning all about you and your special summer memories.

Contest Entry Time!  

WIN A 30 OZ. YETI RAMBLER and $50 BANK GIFT CARD! Yeti Tumbler 30 oz with border

You’ve let your imagination soar and created lasting memories this summer. Now’s the time to share your special summer photo and story in our Instagram “Summer Photo and 100-Word True Story Contest.”

Choose the photo that shows a cherished memory about your summer. In 100 words or less, tell us your summer story. We are accepting entries through Labor Day, September 4,

Two lucky winners will be chosen by by September 11.  We will showcase the winners’ photos and stories on our Instagram page, storiesfromacottage. We will also post winners’ photos and stories on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google Plus. In addition, we will choose other photos and stories to share throughout the fall to revisit summer memories.

Click here to go to our Share Your Story! page to submit your photo and story. Or you can click Share Your Story! on our menu.


  • Be sure to tell us who is who in your photo!
  • If you need inspiration for writing your 100-word true story, check out these wonderful 100-word true stories in Reader’s Digest: Your True Stories, in 100 Words
  • Your story may be edited for clarity.
  • By submitting materials to, you expressly warrant and represent that either such (1) materials are your sole property, or (2) you have the express written consent of the owner(s) to submit such materials to for publication consistent with the terms of use of
  • Our website Terms of Use also apply to your submission; in the event of any conflict between those Terms and Conditions and the above terms, the latter shall govern.This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Instagram cannot be held liable for anything related to our promotion.
    You must be at least 13 to enter our contest. If you are under 18, please do not divulge personal information that could identify you. Please check this link, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), to learn more.
  • Visit Facebook , TwitterPinterest and Google Plus to find posts about our contest!


Welcome Kyley, the winner of our Assistant Editor Contest. Kyley knows how to sniff out Contest Entrythe best true stories! Click here to check out her biography!



Contest Entry

Read about how a sister inspires a sister in our winning story at Your Inspiring Stories.


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