Essay Writing Contest

Entry Deadline November 30, 2012

Submission Criteria

Submit one original, not previously published, 1,000 word (or less) essay inspired by your personal experience with breast cancer.  Essays may be written from the point of view of the patient or caregiver.

Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double spaced in size 12 font.  Submit entries via email along with your name, age, and phone number to

  • Three finalists will be announced on BCC’s Facebook page in January 2013 where the community will vote for their favorite essay.
  • Finalists will also be invited to read their essay at Keplers Books in Menlo Park, CA
  • One winning essay will be published in the March 2013 issue of Connections, Breast Cancer Connections newsletter distributed to 8,000 households.

Who can submit?

This contest is open to the public. Breast Cancer Connections staff and Board Members may not participate.