Are you a promising or accomplished journalist or writer? In your work, close to your home or in a country far away, you might have encountered an inspiring individual who has given their talent to serve and help humanity.

You are still in contact with this special person and would like to tell their story. A compelling and touching narrative that could inspire others.

Their Journey of Courage, in a way, is very similar to the ones of Reza, Suheir Hammad, Dominique Lapierre,
Sherry and Bob Jason, Daniele Finzi Pasca.

We would like you to be one of the winners of our international contest and have your article published in the book “Images and Words for Humanity – Journeys of Courage”.


Talent for Humanity is now accepting material in English for consideration and should be a maximum of four thousand words.

To submit your work, please complete the entry form with all required information. The deadline for all entries is November 30, 2012.



Winning articles will receive $750, be published in the "Images and Words for Humanity - Journeys of Courage” book and on the website.
‘Honorable Mention’ articles will be featured on the website.
A select number of writers and journalists may be asked to participate in the Exhibits and Conference Events and the Human Spirit Award Ceremony.

Writers and journalists who participate in any event or the Human Spirit Awards Ceremony will receive an appearance fee and all expenses paid

Contest Rules:

1. This contest is open to all writers and journalists who are not exclusively signed to a publisher and/or its affiliates or subsidiaries and is open to anyone regardless of nationality or origin. Employees of Talent for Humanity, its families, subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible.

2. Entries must be original works and shall not have been plagiarized or infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Entrant shall, by entering, indemnify and hold Talent for Humanity harmless from and against any claims inconsistent with the foregoing.

3. Entrant may submit as many works as desired.  

4. Entries must be submitted online and must be in the .doc, .docx or .pdf format. No other type of format or form of submission will be accepted. Late, illegible, defaced or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

5. By entering this contest, entrant and/or their parent or legal guardian (if entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of Talent for Humanity and its judges which are final and binding in all matters. By entering this contest, entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official contest rules as established herein. 

6. This contest is governed by the internal laws of the country of Belgium without regard to principals of conflict of laws. All cases and claims pertaining to this competition must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Brussels, without recourse to class action suits.

7. If any provision of these rules is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction or appointed arbitrator, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision herein.

8. Entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold Talent for Humanity, its sponsors, and judges harmless for liability, damages, or claims for injury or loss to any person or property relating to, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, participation in this contest.

9. The final deadline is November 30, 2012. Entries must be postmarked on or before the deadline, and all online entries must be time stamped by midnight EST (U.S.) on November 30, 2012. Talent for Humanity reserves the right to extend the entry deadline if necessary.

10. All entries will be screened by a Talent for Humanity review committee who will select a group of finalists. These finalists are then sent to the judges to select the winners of the contest. The judging committee will consist of high-profile literary industry professionals including writers, journalists and publishing executives. 

11. Winning articles are considered a ‘work for hire’.

12. All winners will be announced in December, 2012. Talent for Humanity will post all results on its website and will notify all entrants by email that the results have been posted. Entrant is responsible for providing up-to-date email addresses to Talent for Humanity. Talent for Humanity is not responsible for entrant's non-receipt of any Talent for Humanity emails for any reason, including but not limited to, server or email malfunctions. Talent for Humanity will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays. Winners will be notified by email or phone. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their work is original and he/she holds exclusive rights to the work. Failure to sign and return the affidavit within the required time period or provision of FALSE information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Affidavits are subject to verification by Talent for Humanity or its agents. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, a photo of their likeness and voice (if applicable) for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

13. All prizes will be awarded to the entrant as it appears on the entry form. There will be no transfer of prizes. All federal, state, local taxes, and customs fees when applicable, are the sole responsibility of winner. Talent for Humanity will not pay any winners' taxes or custom's fees. Prizes will be sent out within a reasonable amount of time.