2012 Power of We Essay Contest Winners


Essay contest prompts kids to help others

Whether it’s volunteering to help others or working with your neighbors to make this an even better community, children in our community are making a difference and we want to hear about it.

Greater Twin Cities United Way, Star Tribune and U.S. Bank have teamed up to sponsor an essay contest to give children a chance to write about how they LIVE UNITED and can make a positive impact in our community.

Teachers, parents and community leaders are encouraged to invite children from grades 3-5 to participate. Essays for the "LIVE UNITED" contest should be creative and original.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 winning essayists and their stories published in the Star Tribune.

The Details

What: An essay contest for children in grades 3-5. Submissions are welcome from families, community organizations and schools. (Teachers, please send only the top five per class.) Must include name, age, grade, address, phone number and email address.

Theme: Essays should be no more than 100 words and must incorporate the LIVE UNITED theme.

Deadline: Essays must be received by Friday, October 11.

Submit: Email essays to essay@gtcuw.org or send via postal mail to:
Greater Twin Cities United Way, Essay Contest
404 S. 8th St., Minneapolis, MN 55404.

Winners: The first-place winner will receive a $500 Visa gift card from U.S. Bank. The nine runners-up will each receive a $100 Visa gift card. All 10 winners will have their essays published in the Variety section of the Star Tribune on November 9 and will be invited to celebrate at the Star Tribune on November 20 with their family.

More info: Call United Way at 612-340-7400.