Competition Seeks Success Stories from Entrepreneurs 55+

June 1 marked the start of The Later-Life Story Contest, a nationwide competition to select the best entrepreneur success story and inspiring life story from people 55 and older.

The contest, organized by the Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), ends on August 31, 2012.  CPL plans to highlight the best stories on its website throughout the duration of the competition.  The winners, to be announced October 1, will receive $1,000 each, along with a specially designed trophy and exposure on CPL’s website.

According to this news release, CPL created the contest to is “to stimulate discussion and dialogue about how people 55 and older can continue adding value to their extended lives in an era when they are living 30 years longer than people did at the beginning of the 20th century.”

Entrants must be over the age of 55 and have a compelling story that they’re willing to have posted on CPL’s website. To submit a story, go to

About Lynne Strang

I'm a freelance writer who helps organizations and individuals meet their marketing and communications goals. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." To learn more, please visit my website:
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2 Responses to Competition Seeks Success Stories from Entrepreneurs 55+

  1. that sounds so interesting – I’d very much like to see the results!

    • lbstrang says:

      I’m looking forward to seeing them as well. Now that the competition is underway, some of the best entries may start appearing soon on CPL’s website.

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