• This is a contest for youth ages 10-17 who have been in foster care, adopted or are siblings of those who have been in foster care or adopted.

  • The essay should be 250 words or less.

  • There is no entry fee required for submissions.

  • Decisions of the judges are final.

  • Miriam's Heart is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, incomplete, or illegible email or for any computer-related, online, or technical malfunctions that may occur in the submission process.

  • Submissions are considered void if illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft.

  • Submissions will be considered made by an authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.

  • The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners — will be awarded with a gift card from Miriam's Heart 

  • By entering the contest you give permission for your essay and photograph to be on all forms of Social Media. 

  • To enter the 2020 Contest, attach your essay in Word format.  Please include your full name, essay, and photo of yourself into the google form. If you have any issue, email media@miriamsheart.org

  • Submit an original essay due by 11/22/2020, voting ends on November 30, 2020.

  • Cash prizes are as follows:
    $250 gift card for the first-place winner
    $100 Visa gift card for the second-place winner
    $50 Amazon gift card or the third-place winner

  • Winners will be chosen and notified by email in early December


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