Entrants must be 13 years of age or older, be attending or have graduated from a private K-12 school, and have received a publicly funded or needs based scholarship to attend that school.

Parents or guardians of children who attend or who have attended a private K-12 school and who received a publicly funded or needs based scholarship may also submit a story. In that case, the award will be in the parent or guardian’s name.

By submitting a story, entrants agree that the American Federation for Children can use and publish any and all submitted story content. Only stories that are published by the American Federation for Children are eligible for a monetary award.

An eligible person, or non-profit organization, who shares a unique link with an eligible individual, as described above, which results in that individual submitting a story that is then published by the American Federation for Children, will earn $25.

No individual or organization may earn more than $1000 for referral stories without a waiver from the American Federation for Children. To request a waiver, e-mail klinehan@federationforchildren.org.