The Wonder Institute invites all writers to participate in an international competition by submitting a personal essay on: “What is Your Life’s Purpose?”
What to Submit: An original, unpublished essay on the topic of “What is Your Life’s Purpose.” You may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be accompanied by a contest fee of $20. Please make checks payable to: The Wonder Institute if submitting by mail, or pay via Paypal if submitting online.
When to Submit: Contest deadline is November 30, 2016. Entries must be postmarked by this deadline or submitted online by midnight.
Prizes and Publication: First Prize is a check for $1,000 dollars and publication on The Wonder Institute website. Honorable mention(s) will be selected at the discretion of the final judge, Linda Durham. Honorable Mention entries may also be published on the Wonder Institute website.
Results: Contest results will be announced by December 12, 2016 on the Wonder Institute Website. First Prize winner will be contacted by phone or email. Honorable mention(s) will be listed on the Wonder Institute Website.
Anonymous Judging: Entries are judged anonymously. Include a cover sheet containing essay title, author’s full name, address, phone, and email. Your name must not appear on the essay itself.
Privacy: Your privacy is assured. We will not sell your information to third parties.
Copyright: By submitting your essay, you give The Wonder Institute a non-exclusive license to publish your work online.
Final Judge: Linda Durham.
• 1500 words or fewer.
• 8.5 x 11 page size. Double spaced throughout. Pages clearly numbered.
• Arial, Courier or Times font. 12 point font size.
• Submissions accepted online, or via regular mail.
• Acceptable file types for online submission: doc, docx, rtf, pdf