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Washington Metropolitan Region

DISCOVERING ME...Without You: Personal Essay Contest (Submissions through Nov. 1)

A Personal Essay Writing Contest for Fatherless Girls 14 through 17--Submissions are accepted NOW through Nov. 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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DISCOVERING ME...Without You: Personal Essay Contest (Submissions through Nov. 1)

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – Nov 01, 2019, 5:00 PM

Washington Metropolitan Region


About the event

 Discovering Me...Without You: A Personal Essay Contest--Submission accepted NOW  through Nov. 1-5:00pm

If you live in the Washington Metropolitan Region, are a teen girl between the ages of 14 and 17 and are growing up without your father in your home, tell us how you have faced the challenge of father absence to achieve self-actualization and self-empowerment.  



($500 for 1st place; $300 for 2nd place, $100 for 3rd place and $50 for two honorable mentions)

All essays selected as finalists will be published in a book to be released Spring 2020

CONTEST RULES: Essays must be original and cannot contain the words of another person without giving that individual credit within the text of the essay; essays must be between 750 words and 2,000 words; essays must be written in English--the writer should indicate at submission if English is not her native language; essays must be typed with 12- point font, doubled spaced, printed only on one side of the paper; essays also may be submitted electronically as an attached pdf file; and essays must have a cover page with the author’s name, age, home address and name of school—this personal information may not appear on any other page of the submission.

The printed/hard-copy of essays should be mailed to Esther Productions Inc.—21570 Washington, DC 20009. Electronic submissions should be sent to (Put Discovering Me in the subject line)

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