Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Now Accepting Entries for New “My Believe It or Not! Moment” Writing Contest

By June 3, 2016Company News

Share your unbelievable moment for a chance to win cash prizes and be a part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! history!

Orlando, Fla. (June 3, 2016) – Robert Ripley found some of his most famous Believe It or Not! stories through submissions by his fans. That’s still the case today as Ripley’s Believe It or Not! launches a new contest for people to submit their most unbelievable personal stories.

The contest is called My Believe It or Not! Moment. Ripley’s invites the public to share a strange, weird, unbelievable moment from their life. It could be an amazing feat, unusual talent, bizarre collection – just about anything at all, as long as it’s true and personally involves the writer. Submissions must be 200 words or less.


There’s a way to get a shot at a bonus prize too; write the submission on an item that relates to the story. For example, if the unbelievable moment happened in a bowling alley, write the story on a bowling pin and send that in.

“We are looking for some truly unbelievable stories told in exciting and entertaining writing styles that we can retell in our publications, and if we are lucky, some of them will be written on unusual objects that will make great Believe It or Not! Odditorium exhibits,” said Edward Meyer, Ripley’s Vice-President of Exhibits & Archives.

The contest is now open and entries will be accepted through September 5th.

There are four age groups: 8 and under, 9-14, 15-18 and 19 and older. The winner in each age group gets $500. The overall winner gets an additional $1,000 and the best submission written on the most unusual object will receive another $1,000. Each top story winner will also get a special Ripley’s cartoon created of their story, their entry displayed at a Ripley’s Odditorium and a lifetime pass good for admission to any Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium.

Entries should be mailed (along with a completed submission form) to:

c/o Edward Meyer
7576 Kingspointe Pkwy
Suite 188
Orlando, FL 32819

Click here for complete contest rules.

Media Contacts

Edward Meyer
VP, Exhibits & Archives
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
407-345-8010 office
407-492-8256 cell

Frank Wolff
407-339-0879 office
407-637-6000 cell