Essay contest for teen writers | News
From Carrie Shoaf
All teens, grades 6-12, who have been touched by cancer are encouraged to express their viewpoint. Please contact Jennifer Beasley at 583-0075 or email@example.com for more information or to obtain the official entry form. Essay contest with cash prizes for teen writers encourages those living with cancer to share their experiences.
Teens, grades 6-12, who are residents of Kentucky or of Clark, Floyd or Harrison Counties in Indiana, are encouraged to submit their experiences and reflections about living with cancer for the “Write Stuff” essay contest from Gilda’s Club Louisville. The theme this year is: “It’s always something.” This time it’s cancer.
Essays will be judged by a panel of Louisville celebrities. Some include:
- Gil Holland, film producer and Louisville developer
- Dawne Gee, WAVE-TV anchor
- Rick Pitino, UofL men’s head basketball coach
- Tom Jurich, UofL athletic director
- Meghan Steinberg, cancer survivor and founder of Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation, Inc.
- Katie McGarry, author of books for teens
Cash prizes ($500 for first place, $250 for second and $125 for third) will be awarded, and entries may also be published in an effort to help educate students, teachers, counselors and others about the teen perspective of living with cancer.
Only submissions from teens, grades 6-12, who have/or had cancer or teens whose family member or friend has/had cancer will be eligible.
Essay entries must:
- be accompanied by an entry form, available by contacting Jennifer Beasley at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 502-583-0075
- be POSTMARKED by October 1, 2012 and mailed with the completed entry form to:
The Write Stuff/Jennifer Beasley
Gilda’s Club Louisville
633 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204