Win Tickets!

Share your solutionary story for a chance to win awesome prizes, including tickets to the Convergence and Soil Not Oil Conference!

Are you a changemaker working on creating a better future for our world? Share your story, photo, or other creative expression that captures the power of community resilience and permaculture in action.  

Maybe you’re organizing a neighborhood water-saving initiative, working with an amazing co-op, making music to inspire sustainable action, empowering the next generation, or growing food in your own backyard… whatever it is, please share and help inspire others to make change!

We are looking for:

  • Photos with your quotes and/or story about the photos 
  • Videos (can be your art form – singing, dancing, etc. – or a video about your organization or business); or
  • Written narratives – no longer than 500 words please; photos are encouraged with your story

To Enter:

    1. Post on the Convergence Facebook Page wall in your chosen multimedia format – photo, video, writing, song, etc.
    2. Put the hashtag #Storiesofsolutions in your post!  *You may submit up to 3 entries.



  • 2 Full Passes to The 12th Annual Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, plus 6 Drink Tickets and 2 T-shirts
  • 2 passes to Soil Not Oil Conference.
  • Entry featured in a blog post.


  • 1 Full Pass to The 12th Annual Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, plus 3 Drink Tickets and 1 T-shirt.
  • 1 pass to the Soil not Oil Conference.
  • Entry featured in a blog post.


  • $100 gift certificate to Ecology Center store in Berkeley.
  • $50 for Gather Farm to Table Restaurant.
  • Convergence T-shirt and 2 drink tickets.
  • Cookbook by esteemed chef Bryant Terry


Please indicate in your post if you qualify for this prize: Free youth pass to the Convergence and $50 gift certificate to REI. You can win both a prize above AND a youth prize.


Soil Not Oil Conference Sept 7-8, 2017 in Richmond, CA

**In order to promote your work to wider audiences, all submissions will be posted to partner websites (We take your entry as permission) and will be available via creative commons licensing for use to promote local sustainability initiatives.

** If you have already bought your ticket, you may transfer your Convergence ticket to a friend.



NorCal Community Resilience Network, The Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, Soil Not Oil CoalitionEcology Center Store in BerkeleyGather Farm-To-Table Restaurant