Contest encourages youth living with cancer to share experiences

Staff Report

Teens, grades 6-12, who are residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, are encouraged to submit their experiences and reflections about living with cancer for the “Write Stuff Teen Contest” from Gilda’s Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave., together with The Miller Family Foundation.

Teens may submit essays, poetry, two-dimensional artwork, or videos.

Cash prizes will be awarded: $500 for first place, $250 for second, and $125 for third. In addition, entries may also be published or displayed in an effort to help educate students, teachers, counselors, and others about the teen perspective of living with cancer.

Only submissions from teens who have/had cancer or teens whose family member or friend has/had cancer will be eligible. Entries must be received by midnight EST on Friday, Oct. 2, and must be accompanied by an entry form, available online at Entries will be scored by a panel of judges, and an awards ceremony will be held at Gilda’s Club on Jan. 16, 2016.

For more info., please go to or contact Janet Gruenberg at

Staff Report

comments powered by Disqus