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Quick Update, August 1st, 2014 - Extending the contest to August 31st. :) I realize summer is addictive and a lot of folks are not around, I'd like to try to get more entries - thanks!

Hello! I hope everyone is doing just fine and dandy.
I have a little announcement - a brainstorm, if you will.

With summer here, in its great big blaze of glory, I got to thinking...

I saw this youtube video today: Giving the Homeless New Shoes and it made me upset. I could relate on so many levels, and it was lovely to see somebody doing something that wasn't blaming, bashing, hurting or awful to the people in the video.

There are an awful lot of homeless people. Whatever their reasons, there are too many. And there isn't a lot of awareness projected towards these people. Summer is hot, the weather is unpredictable, sometimes it's stormy - tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, soaring temperatures. While a lot of us are comfortable on those days, safe in our homes, a lot of us aren't.

I'd like to propose a mini-contest, open to all mediums. A story. A photograph. A painting. Something highlighting homelessness, a different side to it perhaps, or just focusing on the bleakness of the situation people suffer daily.

I was homeless for a very long time. Right up until I became pregnant with my first child, I struggled and here I am today, I managed to get out of that situation, I have clothes that fit and some extra pocket change. A computer and a home. But a lot of the time, people stay homeless until the day they pass away.

So write me a story. Take a picture for me. Show me a bright side of these people, or show me how low down they are, help me spread some words and images that help shed some light on the world that these people live in. The rules are simple:

Must be created on or after June 26th, 2014.
Must center around a homeless person or situation, past, present or future.
Can be any medium, literature, photography or digital and all those in between.
Send me the entry in note form.
Closing date: August 31st, 2014.

All entries will get a feature.
First: 200 points
Second: 100 points
Third: 50 points.

If you're interested in donating towards this cause, let me know! Feel free to share :)
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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BunnySquisher Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Ive sent my entry to you by note several days ago :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
-smiles- I have just updated the contest to extend it until the end of August - but thank you, I DO know, I just haven't been around too much (hence the updated time frame!)
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BunnySquisher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
D: Awww > n < Now I gotta wait for the results xD I usually join contests last minute so I avoid the waiting~
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have a new one but I have one about this subject that I would like you to read...I can link it or note it to you as not part of this obviously..would you like that? I know you're busy but I am quite proud of it :) Let me know
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I would love to read it. :)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for taking the time :)

shep4life.deviantart.com/art/T…

Enjoy!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! I will be sure to read and comment as soon as I get a free moment to do so, I can see I'll already enjoy it.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are kind to do so...I appreciate it
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clara-01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulation for getting out of it! I really feel you, it must have been horrible. I will try to enter, for I would really like to help you out on that subject. I'm currently busy on another contest, but I'll try to write you a story.
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