Story Contest Submission Information

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See the public announcement of the contest here

How to Submit:

Please tell your story in 700 words or less, or no more than 1 minute if a video or multimedia piece (8 mb size limit). Please send only one entry per person. We can accept entries in English or Spanish. Please email your entry to: or mail it to:

The National Steinbeck Center

c/o Grapes of Wrath 75

1 Main Street

Salinas, California 93901

Video submissions should be uploaded to your personal YouTube channel and the url location of the video sent to along with the identifying information below.  These videos will appear in a special playlist on the GrapesofWrath75 YouTube channel throughout the year.

Please include your name, address and contact information to be entered into The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary story contest. (If submitted by a school, please include your name, school name and address, and teacher name.)

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Congratulations to our winner Araceli Rios for winning the Grand Prize in The Grapes of Wrath essay contest. You can read her winning essay HERE.

 We are still accepting submissions through December 31, and entries will be considered for inclusion on our website

The National Steinbeck Center will post winning entries on our website and distribute them through social media channels as part of the 2014 Steinbeck Festival’s 75th anniversary celebration of The Grapes of Wrath. Your entry to this contest gives us permission to acknowledge you publicly and share your work through these media. You retain the rights to your work.