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An International Competition to Gather as Many WWII Veteran Histories as Possible

PRESERVE THE HISTORY OF WWII

AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Take the challenge and play a crucial role in preserving the personal histories of the Greatest Generation. For every on-camera interview you submit to the challenge, you'll be entered to win $25,000 in cash. One interview equals one entry. Ten interviews equals 10 entries. There is no limit to the amount of times you can enter. The person who submits the most amount of interviews will be awarded an all-expense paid trip for two people to Normandy, France for 80th anniversary of D-Day. This trip is valued at $10,000.

THE CHALLENGE RUNS:

November 1, 2021  -  January 31, 2022

Video Submissions Must Be Received by January 31, 2022 - 11:59p CST


No Professional Equipment Necessary.

The War Story Challenge is open to anyone with an HD camera. Most smart phones shoot great video quality. Here are a few things we will be looking for when you interview a WWII Veteran:

  • A Minimum of 1080p HD Video 
  • Use of Tripod for Camera/Phone
  • Clear, Distraction-Free Audio
  • Proper Lighting & Framing of the Veteran
  • We Teach You How in the Explainer Video Below
  • You May Also Use StoryFile Life for your Interview

No Professional Equipment Necessary.

The War Story Challenge is open to anyone with an HD camera. Most smart phones shoot great video quality. Here are a few things we will be looking for when you interview a WWII Veteran:

  • A Minimum of 1080p HD Video 
  • Use of Tripod for Camera/Phone
  • Clear, Distraction-Free Audio
  • Proper Lighting & Framing of the Veteran
  • We Teach You How in the Explainer Video Below

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

1st Grand Prize

$25,000 CASH

What would you do with $25,000? Take the Challenge and enter for a chance to win the grand prize. An anonymous donor, who believes in the mission, has offered up the prize money. We hope you win it. 

Awarded to One Person in a Random Drawing

2nd Grand Prize

TRIP TO NORMANDY FOR TWO 

Join WWII veterans in Normandy for the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. The winner will get an all-expense paid trip for two people in June 2024. This trip is valued at $10,000.

Awarded to Whomever Submits the Most Interviews

Winners Will Be Announced Live On:

FEBRUARY 15, 2022

Stay Tuned for More Details

HOW TO ENTER:

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

To officially enter the challenge, please sign-up using the opt-in form on this page. We'll send you everything you need to conduct the interview.

INTERVIEW A WWII VETERAN

Conduct an interview with a WWII veteran from any Allied country referencing the Interview Guide, explainer video or using StoryFile.

SUBMIT YOUR INTERVIEW

Once the interview is complete, please submit the require information and/or video files to Remember WWII.

*Your name will only be entered into the competition once our team has reviewed your interview for a few quality control measures. If accepted, you will be notified of your official entry into the competition.

Capture Your WWII Interview with Ease.

It's never been easier to interview your WWII veteran than now. Thanks to StoryFile Life, you can conduct your interview, free of charge, using their conversational, online platform. All you need is a webcam, a WWII veteran, and a special promo code. 

TAKE THE CHALLENGE:

Provide your name and email and we'll send you the quick-start guide.

TIPS & TRICKS

Follow along with this video to learn the basics of video interviews. In this video, we'll show you exactly what to do to capture a great interview with a WWII veteran.

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