Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Pick up Your Pencils ... and GO!

Be the Star You Are! has just announced its fourth annual writing contest to promote literacy and positive messages. Read about the contest here and on the Be the Star You Are! Website -

DATES: October 18, 2007 to December 27, 2007

ENTRY FEE: $10(US), tax deductible. Payment accepted by check, money order , VISA, MasterCard, or PAYPAL.

FIRST PRIZE: $100, plus a guest appearance on the nationally syndicated radio program, Be the Star You Are! (Total value, $700) Your story will also be published in StarSearcher Express newsletter and at In the event of a tie, winners share cash prize and both receive publication and radio interviews.

Other Prizes to be announced.

Runner's Up will have their article published in StarSearcher’s Express newsletter and be recognized on web site

You may choose from the three following topics
1. What is the importance to living Green? Describe how you are helping preserve Mother Earth for the coming generations.
2. How can we improve literacy and decrease illiteracy? Write about your efforts to inspire reading.
3. Who is your hero and why he/she is a role model to you? Illustrate the importance of mentoring through walking the talk.

Enter as many essays as you'd like. Each essay must be in a separate email or envelope accompanied by a $10 tax deductible donation entry fee. Remember:

* Any statistics must be documented, with research source citations.
* Essays should be between 300 and 600 words.
* All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the author. Author retains all rights to submission.

* Include these details with each essay:
* Author's name
* Mailing address
* Email address
* Phone number
* Word count
* 30-Word BIO

All submissions must be received by Be the Star You Are! by midnight December 27, 2007. Essays will be accepted via traditional mail or email. Mail hardcopies of your Essay to Be the Star You Are! Charity, PO Box 376, Moraga, CA USA 94556. Email your essay to The essay MUST be embedded in the Email. No attachments accepted.

Be the Star You Are! is a 501c(3)charity. All entry fee donations are tax deductible according to the law.

Winners and runners-up entries will be published on Be the Star You Are! web site effective January 9, 2008. Winners will be notified by that date. Winners will be listed in the newsletter and on the web site. No additional mailings will be considered.

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