Life in the Time of the Coronavirus Contest

Find yourself working from home? Sheltering in place and dealing with the coronavirus, maybe worrying about aging parents and grandparents?

Write about your experiences. Or produce a video, a podcast or photo essay.

“During this unprecedented situation, the Los Angeles Press Club wants to hear your stories, provide a creative outlet and offer a small award to help address the financial burdens many are facing at this time,” said L.A. Press Club President Lisa Richwine, Reuters.


Written works are limited to 1,000 words. Video and podcast submissions can be no longer than 10 minutes. Photo essays may contain a maximum of 10 images.

Entries must not have been previously published anywhere. (Social media and private blogs do not count as publishing.)

There is no entry fee to compete, but you can only make one submission. You do need to live and work in Southern California to participate.

The winning submissions will be announced in late May and published on the L.A. Press Club website. The creators will retain all rights.


– May 1, 2020

PRIZES (Each Category)

– First Place: $1,000
– Second Place: $400
– Third Place: $100


– First Place: $600
– Second Place: $300
– Third Place: $100


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