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Last Call for Submissions to The Center for Productive
Later-Life Story Contest
Win $1,000 for Sharing Your Successful Entrepreneurship or Inspirational Life Story
Boulder, CO, August 22, 2012 - With the deadline of August 31 quickly approaching, people
50 and older are encouraged to submit their story to the Center for Productive Longevity’s
(CPL) Later-Life Story Contest as soon as possible. The contest has two categories: (1)
Entrepreneurship Success Stories and (2) Inspirational Life Stories, with one
winner in each category who will receive $1,000 and a specially designed display trophy.
CPL has selected a panel of three independent judges who will choose one winner in each
category, and their selections will be announced on October 1, 2012.
“We have received a number of fascinating entries and are excited to share these stories
with people of all ages,” says William Zinke, 85, founder and president of Center for
Productive Longevity. “However, we know that there are more people out there who are
moving the needle, making a difference, inspiring others and bringing new businesses to
life. We want to hear from you, too!”
With 30 years added to longevity in the 20th century, people are leading active and fulfilled
lives into their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond. The goal of this contest is to demonstrate that
older people in America can continue to lead successful and inspirational lives. Once the
contest deadline has passed, CPL will select a variety of entrepreneur success stories to
post on its website, highlighting the stories of the two winners.
Entries should be under 1,200 words and are easy to submit. Visit
www.ctrpl.org/laterlifestorycontest to complete a submission form. Entrants must be 50
and older and be willing to have their story posted on the CPL website for viewing and for
possible publication. Stories may also be sent to James Hooks at email@example.com.
For more information on CPL and the Later-Life Story Contest for older entrepreneurs,
visit www.ctrpl.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTRPL.
CPL is also currently working on the finishing touches for the next meetings in its
“Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” series. The
meetings are designed to contribute to a national momentum for new-business creation,
which enables Baby Boomers to remain productively engaged and also facilitates national
The meetings, designed for people 50 and older, are being held at Babson College in
Wellesley, MA on September 14, Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management in
Chicago on October 11, and the University of Denver on November 15. To register and
view preliminary agendas, visit http://www.ctrpl.org/entrepreneurship-meeting/overview.
About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and
older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to
continue adding value. Visit ctrpl.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook at