The Cancer Connection Idaho has announced their 2015 Write from the Heart teen writing contest.
Now in its second year, Write from the Heart seeks to provide a therapeutic outlet for teens to tell their unique stories of how cancer has impacted their lives, either through a personal diagnosis or that of a family member or friend. The contest is open to Idaho teens ages 13-19 and will be judged by local Idaho celebrities, including musician, Bill Coffey, and Idaho artists, Carl Rowe and Amy Westover.
$8,000 in prize money will be awarded to a total of twelve winners in both Survivor and Friends/Family categories.
Essays must be received by March 20, 2015. The finalists will be announced on April 20th, and an awards ceremony brunch will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Owyhee in Boise.
1st Place winners will receive the Susan Sherlock award of $1,000. 2nd place winners will be awarded $600, and 3rd place winners will be awarded a prize of $400.
First, second and third place cash prizes will be awarded in four categories: