Submit a Written Story

OpenStories tells the stories of reformers inside and outside of government in their own words. Submit your story now. Discover how citizens and governments are coming together around the world — and how you can join them.

About Your Story

1. Is your work...*(Required)
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4. What level of government is your primary focus? *(Required)
If other, please describe:
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6. Is it part of an OGP commitment/initiative? *(Required)

Let’s Write Your Story

Tell us why what you’re doing is important so it can inspire other reformers.

  • Use clear and succinct language that could be easily understood by someone who knows nothing about your work.
  • Avoid using sector-specific terminology (no idioms, slang, or domain-specific "buzz" words)
  • Set the context in which your story takes place.

Don’t know where to start? Check our FAQ page to help you get your story right.

Keep it short and catchy!
Briefly describe what your story is about in two sentences. Focus on the change you’re trying to achieve.

Use these questions to guide your story:

  • Introduction: Why did you start this project?  Why does it matter? What inspired you? Who did you work with on the project?
  • Goals: What are you trying to achieve? What challenges have you faced? How did you resolve them?
  • Impact: What are the results? What message do you want to share with others?

About You

Now we need a bit of basic information about you, before you can submit your story.

Questions indicated by * are required for submission.
(We will use this to get in touch with you about the story. This will not be shared publicly.)
15. Type of entity/organization

17. Relevant social media handles
18. How are you connected to the story? *(Required)

Supporting Materials

Photos that include real reformers collaborating throughout the co-creation and implementation process. Photos taken out in the field demonstrating the impact on the communities served by the reform will draw more readers to your story than stock images or posed photos. Specs: Horizontal orientation for the featured image at the top, 2000px.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    Please include any other support materials you'd like to include with your submission (i.e. project websites, reports, write-ups, media coverage, recognitions/awards, etc.)