December 31, 2015

Cancer Unwrapped Summer Page

Writing contest open to teens affected by cancerExperiencing 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. The winners of the nationwide contest will be contacted by June 30, 2019. Washington State winners have been announced. Read their excellent essays below.

The contest will re-open September 2019.  Please contact Liz Lange at liz@cancerpathways.org with any questions or to request more information.

Writing Contest Winners from Washington State

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestBalin Hanson
Truth and Triumph

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestMacen Kroll
My Journey

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestFelicia Lewko
Cancer's Effect

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestAlina Matsumoto
Knotted Happiness

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestIsabelle Simons
In the Family

Winner of the 2019 Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing ContestCecilia Wroblewski
Beautiful Pain

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