Youth Essay Contest

Youth Essay Contest Rules:
Answer the question, “How Can I Help End Poverty?” Complete the application, write and submit your essay, and send both to the NCCAA Youth Essay contest judges through the website, or mail to:

NCCAA Youth Essay Contest / P.O. Box 18651 / Raleigh, NC 27619.

Age 6-9 years (write a 50-100 word essay)
Age 10-13 years (write a 100-200 word essay)
Age 14-18 years (write a 250-300 word essay)

Cash Prize Winners for all three age categories: 1st prize $500; 2nd prize $250; 3rd prize $125

The “Every Child Is a Winner” youth essay contest is not open to entries from direct family members or relatives of North Carolina Community Action Association employees, board members, sub-contractors or community action agency affiliates. The official contest runs from May 1, 2012 through May 31, 2012, and entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. Entrants should be North Carolina residents between the ages of 6-18 years old. Only one essay from each applicant will be accepted. All essays should be accompanied by the official NCCAA “Face to Face With Poverty” Youth Essay Contest application and should include the appropriate word count, answering the question: “How Can I Help End Poverty?” Essays for all three age categories will be judged by NCCAA representatives and designated representatives deemed qualified by local community action agencies. All entries will be reviewed and judged, and finalists will be determined and announced by June 29, 2012. Written essay submissions forwarded via delivery, shipment or U.S. Postal Service should be received no later than May 31, 2012, and must be accompanied by the official NCCAA “Face to Face With Poverty” Youth Essay Contest application. Online submissions should be entered via the website through a designated form, along with the contest application. Cash prize winners will be notified by telephone and officially in writing upon final determination. Essay winners for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners for each age category will be authenticated prior to gift presentation. All essay entries will receive a submission prize selection of either a “Face to Face With Poverty” T-shirt or “Face to Face With Poverty” button while quantities last (up to 1,500 entries). Winners and their official guardian(s) will be required to sign promotional release forms in conjunction with publicity efforts for the “Face to Face With Poverty” initiative. The NCCAA organization is not liable for any loss or damages occurring to individuals as a result of the contest. Copyrights for “Every Child Is a Winner,” “Poverty is Everybody’s Business” and “Face to Face With Poverty” are associated with the NCCAA Face to Face With Poverty initiative.

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