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2nd Prize: $500 cash. (ARV: $500)
3rd Prize: $250 cash. (ARV: $250)
To enter, write an essay answering the question, "What's the bravest thing you've ever done" in 1,500 words or less. Submit your entry by email or mail. Note that there are restrictions about how the essay should be formatted. The contest website also includes last year's winners and tips to help you improve your odds of winning.
Entries will be judged on the basis of originality (25%), creativity (25%), use of language (25%), and appropriateness to contest theme (25%).