October 7, 2016

Cancer Unwrapped

CancerUnwrapped Teen Writing Contest

The goal of the Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is to provide teens a place to share their stories, whether it's through their own cancer diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We want to hear about your experience, using your voice. Since we opened the contest in 2006, thousands of submissions have been received and we have awarded more than $100,000 in cash prizes. Currently the contest is open to high school students in Washington State and middle school students in the Puget Sound area.

Contest winners will be invited to attend an awards reception in their honor at Cancer Pathways on May 7th, 2017.

Middle School

Write a letter about your experience with cancer.

  • $250 cash prize
  • Open to students in grades 6-8 in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish and Thurston counties
  • Letters must be no more than 750 words in length
  • Letters must be submitted in English
  • Deadline: March 5, 2017

Click here to enter.

High School

Write an essay about your experience with cancer.

  • $1,000 cash prize
  • Open to students in grades 9-12 in Washington State
  • Essays must be between 500-2,000 words in length
  • Essays must be submitted in English
  • Deadline: March 12, 2017

Click here to enter.