It’s Never Too Late Writing Contest

January 27, 2011

At Impowerage we believe it’s never too late to follow your dreams whatever they may be. We know that life is far from over at 50 and it’s never too late to live the best years of your life.

We want to hear from our readers about what you or someone you know has accomplished after 50. Please send us your stories and you could be published in Impowerage and win the grand $500 cash prize.

You have until April 29th to enter your submission. The first 50 entries submitted will also be sent a free download of the Impowerage fitness book, “It’s Never Too Late to Be Fit

Story Examples

It’s never too late..

  • To be fit
  • To run a race
  • To be in the best shape of your life
  • To fall in love
  • To start a new job
  • To start a new business
  • To write a book
  • To go back to school
  • To learn something new
  • To volunteer
  • To travel
  • To take up a new hobby
  • To ??

How the Contest Works

After the submission deadline on April 29th our judges will pick the top 5 stories. Starting on May 5th readers will vote on their favorite story of the top 5. The 4 runners up will receive a $100 gift certificate and the grand prize winner will receive $500 cash (Canadian Funds). The grand prize winner will be determined by the article that receives the highest number of votes before May 23rd.



  • The first 50 people to submit a story will be sent a free download of the Impowerage book, It’s Never Too Late to Be Fit .
  • The top 4 runners up will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and have their stories published in Impowerage
  • The grand prize winner will win $500 and have their story featured in Impowerage

Submission Guidelines

Submit a story of less than 800 words by April 29th accompanied by a photo if possible. E-mail submissions to Include your story as an attachment and also include the text in the body of the email. Please include your name and location.

By submitting your story you agree to the following rules and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does it have to be my own story?
You may write your own personal story or someone else’s as long as you have their permission to write about them. You may write the story in first person or 3rd person.

Does the story have to be true?
Yes, this is a non-fiction contest. Entries may be checked for accuracy.

Is there a word limit?
Stories must be under 800 words to be accepted. Stories should be at least 200 words in order to give enough detail.

What are the judges looking for?
The judges will be looking for well-written stories and inspiring accounts of people pursuing their dreams. Stories do not need to be extreme accounts of heroism or athleticism to win.

We suggest giving us a bit of background about your life before, what inspired you to pursue your dreams, the challenges you faced, and how accomplishing your goal has affected your life.

Rules & Regulations
Entries from around the world are accepted except where prohibited by law. Read the more detailed rules here

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