Upcoming Bestseller

Kindness
Story + Drawing
Contest

This year, we will be featuring 100 stories of extraordinary kindness and courage in a best-selling book and you have a chance to be part of it!

  1. Step up and share your story of courage, kindness, and love. Upload your audio, video, or your written story of what you experienced. Or submit a drawing of what kindness looks like to you. It takes just a moment, and who knows? You may become ‘slightly’ famous in the process.

  2. More importantly, your memory of kindness will inspire thousands, if not millions of people worldwide.

It’s time to not only share your experience but also make it well known.

#DaretobeKind has the potential to change the world…
One moment, one person, and one act at a time.


Enter Drawing Contest

DARING YOURSELF TO BE KIND

When was the last time you surprised someone with kindness?

Do you remember the last time someone was unexpectedly kind to you?

In the face of increased fear and division, can you dare to be kind?
Grab this unique chance to have your story published in a bestseller.

We look forward to reviewing your submission.

Help millions make the shift from bystander syndrome to becoming an active witness.

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I'm from

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You can share my location

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I have a kindness

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enter my story for a chance to be featured in an upcoming bestseller.

My last name is

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Share location

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enter my story for a chance to be featured in an upcoming bestseller.

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Submit your child’s artwork for a chance to see it published in a best-selling book on kindness. Your child’s drawing should be on the theme: “What kindness looks like to me.” [Contest is only open for ages 3 to 18.]

Q & A

  • add What is the Kindness Story Contest? And how will stories and artwork be selected?

    Real-life stories have the power to heal, help, and carry us through the most challenging moments in our lives. Your personal life experiences and what helped you through could be the missing element that helps another find their way in today’s noise-filled world.

    The #DaretobeKind movement’s founder, Gabriella van Rij, has launched this story competition where individuals can submit a story or a drawing and win a chance to be featured in an upcoming bestseller. The book will be a compilation of stories and artwork chosen by readers through a simple thumbs up voting selection process on contest stories. Stories and artwork submitted to the Kindness Story Contest that have the most votes will be published.

  • add Are there any guidelines on the type of story that can be submitted to the Kindness Story Contest?

    Submissions can be on any topic so long as it addresses one of the following 3 main reasons for sharing Kindness stories and insights. Namely, to remind each other…

    1. We are not alone.
    2. We are capable.
    3. We are the solution.

    Additionally, here are a few more practical guidelines:

    1. Only submit real-life stories. We do not accept fiction.
    2. Stories must not exceed 850 words
    3. Video and audio submissions (2 - 3 minutes) of one's story are also accepted.
    4. To submit your story, the only personal information we will collect is your first name, last name, phone number, email address, and city and country. Optional: Upload a picture to go along with your story.
  • add Are there any guidelines or requirements for artwork that can be submitted to the Kindness Story Contest?

    The artwork contest is only open for ages 3 to 18. The theme of the artwork submission is “What Kindness Looks Like to Me.”

    Artwork submissions can use any of the following mediums: watercolor, tempera, poster, acrylic, pencil, charcoal, colored chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, etc.

    Any artwork that depicts copyrighted images will be rejected. For example, no artworks depicting characters from television shows, movies, video games, or books will be accepted. All artworks must be original ideas and created entirely by the child.

  • add What’s the difference between uploading stories to the daretobekindmovement.com platform versus the Kindness Story Contest?

    Some of us are shy and would prefer to not have our story featured in a book. For those individuals who only want an online version of their story available, they can post their story to daretobekindmovement.com. For anyone who wants the chance to get their story into a published book, submit your story to the Kindness Story Contest.

  • add Can I ask my friends and family to vote for my story or my artwork?

    Yes, of course! Individuals who submit stories or artwork can engage family and friends via social media or other means to vote for their submission, thus increasing their chances of being selected.