“It’s Always Something” Teen Essay Contest

The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia is holding two essay contests — with awesome prizes! — for teens to share their stories about how their own or a loved one’s experience with cancer affected their lives.

A cancer diagnosis can unleash a storm of emotions, questions, and unexpected discoveries, not only for the person with cancer, but for their whole family and their friends.

We are looking for honest, detailed personal essays by middle school and high school students that demonstrate an authentic ability to move readers by sharing their experience with cancer.

Please see our Contest Entry Form for more information on rules and eligibility. Essays and the Entry Form must be submitted to Christina Wise at christina@cancersupportphiladelphia.org by April 9, 2014.

High School Contest Prizes:

1st Place: Beats Pill

2nd Place: iPod Nano

3rd Place: $50 iTunes gift card

Middle School Contest Prizes

1st Place: Beats Pill

2nd Place: iPod Nano

3rd Place: Four passes to Monster Mini Golf