Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest from Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda’s Club of Seattle) encourages teens to write about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $1000 cash prizes.  Since the contest was created in 2006, Cancer Pathways has received over 4,000 essays and handed out more than $150,000.00 in cash prizes.

The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to open a dialogue with teens about emotions they have felt when dealing with cancer.  We invite teens in Washington State from grades 9-12 to share their stories about cancer in personal essays of 500 – 1500 words. Essays can be about their own experience of a personal diagnosis or about their experience of a loved one, schoolmate or friend.

The contest deadline is March 3, 2020.  

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