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StageofLife.com's National Writing Contest

"Have you ever been bullied, teased or picked on? If so, about what?"  Tell StageofLife.com your story.

StageofLife.com is hosting a Writing Contest for High School Students.You'll be able to enter the monthly teen writing contest and help inspire, educate or illuminate your peers (and older generations) with your experiences and thoughts.  Because they do this monthly, feel free to bookmark this page and revisit next month to enter a new essay.

Bullying.  Teasing.   Harassing.

Whatever you want to call it, bullying is a problem in many schools and continues to be a hot topic in the national press.  We've know many students experienced some form of bullying during high school.  For some, it may have occurred just once, while for others, it happened daily.

Tell them your story.

We know your experiences will help someone else

How to Enter?

  1. Go to StageofLife.com
  2. Read the rules
  3. Read the questions prompt details
  4. Answer the poll
  5. Submit your essay to StageofLife.com using the GREEN "Enter Contest" button

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As you can see, their writing contests deal with "real-world" teen issues.  So much, in fact, that their monthly summaries on teen trends have been featured in the press on TIME.com, Mint Education's Blog, ABC TV's "Mary Talks Money" program, etc. 

Writing Contest Prizes:

Yes, they have prizes if you win the writing contest...but not that you're writing something important just to win, right?  Each month, one winner selected from the combined high school and college entries will get a prize package containing...

  • $25 gift code from site sponsor Kodak Gallery
  • Stage of Life SWAG and a Big Joe Dorm Chair designed by Comfort Research
  • Free T-Shirt from T-Shirts.com (up to a $25 value)
  • Mention of your essay in our national press release
  • Featured Blogger status
  • Stage of Life SWAG (pen, letter from CEO)
  • Total value of prizes is $100+

CLICK HERE for more info on the contest and how to enter!

About StageofLife.com

StageofLife.com is a free blog and writing resource site for high school students.  Teens may enter the monthly national writing contest, share their life experiences, and much much more.  Visit StageofLife.com to get involved in this grassroots project to make the world a better place, one story at a time.

 

Courtesy of StageofLife.com

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