2016 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contests
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 that of a loved one. We want to hear about their experience, and allow them to use their 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 Alaska, and middle school students in Washington State.
The Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest is judged by a panel of esteemed members of the community including writers, politicians, business leaders, doctors, and educators. Click here for the 2016 judging panel.
On May 15th, Cancer Pathways honored the winners of the 2016 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest at an awards reception in our Seattle Clubhouse. Winners read their essays and poems to audience of family members, contest judges and contest supporters. We are grateful to all who participated in this special event.