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2014 Teens Write About Cancer

October

1st
2015 Teen Writing Contest (PDF, 275 kb)
Gilda's Club Seattle - Gilda's Club Seattle

June

15th
An essay on a father, lost and found (329 kb)
Alona Stroup - The Seattle Times
2nd

March

22nd
Growing Up Normal (16 kb)
Hannah Stulberg - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Black Lungs and the Bic-Lighter Phoenix (20 kb)
Alona Stroup - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Brianna (17 kb)
Sara Naughton - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Grandpa's Hands (16 kb)
Hannah Mendro - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Flashback (16 kb)
Lorea Gwo - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
My Angel in the Outfield (16 kb)
Tyler Gartner - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Sunshine (16 kb)
Keoni Erickson - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
I Believe in Miracles (19 kb)
Lidia Chiabai - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
This is My Story (18 kb)
Cameron Ashton - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest
22nd
Mom, I See Two of You (17 kb)
Andrew Blumberg - 2014 It's Always Something Teen Writing Contest

February

6th
2014 Teen Writing Contest (PDF, 204 kb)
Gilda's Club Seattle - Gilda's Club Seattle

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About the Contest

The “It’s Always Something” Teen Writing Contest is an annual event sponsored by Gilda’s Club Seattle. This essay writing contest is for any teen in grades 9 through 12, in Washington State, who has been touched by cancer either through a personal diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. We want to hear your story! Have you survived cancer? Have you watched as a family member dealt with cancer? What was it like to watch someone your age go through cancer?

Dealing with cancer can unleash a storm of emotions, questions, and unexpected discoveries. We want to hear about your experience. We are looking for honest essays, with an authentic ability to move readers.

Essays should be at least 500 words, but no more than 2000 words long. Please submit them on our website by clicking the link below. Finalist essays are read by a panel of celebrity judges. The grand prize winners will be chosen from the finalist group.

For more information call the Clubhouse at 206-709-1400.

Click HERE to submit your essay for the 2015 "It's Always Something" Teen Writing Contest.