Experiencing a cancer diagnosis can cause a storm of emotions. Whether cancer has made you feel angry, sad, lonely, or even grateful, we want to hear about it. The Cancer Unwrapped® Teen Writing Contest invites high school students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win cash prizes. Since the contest began in 2006, we have received more than 4,300 submissions and handed out over $150,000 in prize money.
The Cancer Unwrapped® Teen Writing Contest is open to students living in the US, and essays from students living in Washington State are judged separately. You can read the excellent essays by our 2018-2019 contest winners below.
The contest will re-open October 2019. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request more information.