CDSS 'What We Believe' Essay Submission
We are honored and excited that you are willing to share your inspiring essay with us. Before you submit your essay please read the CDSS Story Project Submission Agreement (below). You will be asked to agree to these terms before we can accept your essay.

In a short, written statement we want you to tell us why song, music and/or dance are your chosen activities and why are they important to you. What personal value does participating in these activities hold for you? Tell us YOUR story about how you reached your beliefs.  

In writing your essay remember to:

    - Be brief: 350-500 words. The shorter length forces you to focus.
    - Name your belief: consider focusing on one core belief rather than writing a list.
    - Be positive: say what you believe, not what you don’t believe.
    - Be personal: write in first person; write as you speak, as simply as possible.
    - Proofread!! You should send us a polished, final draft
                                             © 2005-2014, This I Believe, Inc.

Please fill out all the sections below before submitting.
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About You
Full Name *
first and last, please
Where do you live? *
state/province and city
E-mail address *
Short bio
(optional) Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background in music, song and/or dance.
Your Essay
This is it!
Essay Title *
Essay (500 words or less) *
Copy and paste your essay here.
Submission Agreement:
- In submitting my written content to CDSS I affirm that this work is original to me and that I have obtained permission from any persons represented therein for the work to be shared.

- I give permission to CDSS to post on the CDSS website any written content to the CDSS Story Project and other CDSS Centennial projects.

- I give permission to CDSS to use my written content in future digital or print publications, or future websites.

- I understand that CDSS will use my name, and other information given on our submission form, to identify my submission, unless I request otherwise.

- I understand that my written content will be archived at the CDSS Library and Archives, at the University of New Hampshire Special Libraries.
By checking this box you indicate that you have read and agree to the CDSS Story Project Submission Agreement.  If this box is not checked we cannot accept your submission. *
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