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Essay Writing Contest

As a community outreach project, Volce for Life has set up a Essay Writing Contest

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The contest is open to everyone.  There are three age group categories:
12 years & under, 13 to 21 years, and 22 years & older.

Interested entrants are requested to draft a short story on the subject:
“I love my family because ….. “     It is to be original material related to your own life experiences.

Essays must be a minimum of 350 words and no more than 750 words in length; submitted in English, in black font, and double-spaced. They can be hand-written, but must be legible and in blue or black ink.

The authors of the 1st and 2nd place essays in each category will receive cash prizes.  These will also be published in the Voice for Life Newsletter and on the Voice for Life web site:

Entries must be submitted by midnight Thanksgiving – 9 October 2017.

By e-mail:  Draft an e-mail to, and attach your essay as a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf file. Include the following information in the body of the e-mail: Writer's name, age and birth date, E-mail address, Phone number, and Home address.

Entries may also be dropped off at, or mailed to, the Voice for Life Office, 29-B Peel Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1S1. Details showing Name of the writer, age, birth date, Phone number, Home address, and E-mail address (if applicable) should be placed on a separate piece of paper and stapled to the essay.

Slip your dated entry through door mail slot if Office is closed.  Mailed entries will be accepted provided that the mailing envelope is date-stamped (post-marked) prior to 9 October 2017.

Only one entry per person; and each entry must be the work of only one individual.

The decision of the judges selected by Voice for Life shall be final.  Their impartiality will be assured.

Age (years)                 12 & under                  13 to 21                       22 & older
1st prize                         $50                                $75                               $125
2nd prize                        $25                                $50                               $ 75

Winners will be notified by phone, and names announced at the Voice for life Banquet on 20 October 2017, Emmanuel Bible Church, Simcoe..  Prizes will be given out at that time to winners or representative family members who attend this event.  Otherwise, prizes will be delivered or mailed, with an official letter, depending on place of residence.

All entrants will receive a copy of the Newsletter in which winning essays are published.

Participants accept all responsibility for late, lost, misdirected or illegible entries. Entries sent with insufficient postage will be disqualified. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned; they become property of Voice for Life upon receipt, and can be used by Voice for Life as deemed fit.

This page was last revised on: September 12, 2017