Live Deliberately Essay Contest


We are excited to announce the 2015-2016 prompt, as well as two new developments this year:

  • In addition to our traditional Essay Contest, we are introducing a Visual Essay Contest!  
  • We are now offering a cash prize of $250 to the winner of each age group in each category!  

The Contest is open to youth ages 13-21 around the globe.

 

2015-2016 Live Deliberately Contest Prompt

“Who shall say what prospect life offers to another? Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”  

–Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Thoughtfully convey a time when you either experienced or witnessed the type of “miracle” that Thoreau describes in the quotation above. 

 

If participating in the Live Deliberately Essay Contest, your submission should be a well-developed essay of no more than 750 words. Click here to submit.

If participating in the Live Deliberately Visual Essay Contest, your submission should include one original, "still" visual image and a well-developed written explanation of why you chose that image, between 250-400 words. Click here to submit.

Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2016. Participants are allowed to submit one entry per category (traditional essay and/or visual essay) in the appropriate age group. Please review the full Contest Guidelines before submitting.

 

For inspiration, consider reading our previous winning essays!