Cancer Pathways is proud to offer the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest. This annual event encourages teens to write about cancer’s impact on their lives for the opportunity to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes. Since the contest was created in 2006, Cancer Pathways has received over 4,500 essays and handed out more than $150,000 in cash prizes.
The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to open a dialogue with teens about the emotions they have felt when dealing with cancer. We invite teens in grades 9-12 to share their stories about cancer in personal essays of 500 to 2,000 words. Essays can be about their own experience of a personal diagnosis or about their experience with the diagnosis of a loved one, a schoolmate, or friend. Please see the flyer attached for more information. The contest deadline is March 3rd, 2020.