The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest opens a dialogue with teens about their emotions and realities when dealing with cancer, whether their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
This annual event encourages teens to write about their experiences for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes.
We aim to give a voice to teens representing an array of social identities and lived experiences. Our mission at Cancer Pathways (formerly Gilda's Club Seattle) is to 'face cancer together' - this writing contest is one of the ways we help teens and their families realize they are not alone.
2021 Contest Eligibility & Guidelines
Open to students in the United States in grades 9-12
Essay length must range between 500-1,000 words
The contest deadline is March 14th, 2021, midnight PST
Cash prizes of $1,000 will be awarded to the winners.