Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Insurance Essay Contest - Spill Your Disaster
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline December 13, 2010. The contest is open to anyone who has a true story to tell about how any type of insurance policy made a big impact on their lives and financial well being. Grand prize $200. Second prize $100. Third prize $50. Submit 200-350 words. Must be family friendly and unpublished.
NOTE: This is a simple, fun little contest that you can use as a writing prompt. No entry fee. The only downside I see is the fact that your submission becomes the property of Affordable Insurance Options, and they state they may publish the non-winning essays (without compensation). While I don't usually promote giving away your writing, this is a very tiny piece that can give you good practice on writing tight and creatively at the same time. You have nothing to lose, and I seriously doubt whatever piece you write will be usable elsewhere, so go for it.
DOUBLE NOTE: Wow - Writing conferences are already lining up their speakers for 2011. I'm considering three offers at present. Would love to put email addresses and names to the faces of FundsforWriters people in Iowa and St. Louis!