Regina Taylor, author of Crowns, just announced an exciting new contest called, "Eyes On LA: Hat Stories" for Los Angeles residents 18 and older: The 1st place winner will get ($1,000.00), 2nd place ($400.00), and 3rd place will receive ($100.00).
Crowns, a story about African American women and their Sunday hats, must close August 16th, but before it's gone, Taylor would like to hear from you!
Who is your favorite hat queen? What stories did your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, mentor or neighbor pass on to you through stories about their hats?
To tell your story, Taylor is asking for submissions of "cell phone shorts" These are films shot entirely on cell phones lasting between 5 and 10 minutes in length. Your films will be viewed and voted on by your peers and the Cell Short Takes online community.
For submission details, click here. Winners will be notified by email on Friday, August 14th.