Young Women's Writing Contest

The Junior League of Greenville is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 5th annual Young Women's Writing Contest. Female students in grades 6-12 from Greenville County public, private, and home schools are encouraged to submit their essays. Essays should be between 750-1200 words and will be accepted starting Monday, January 29th until Friday, March 2, 2018. The winner will be announced May 1, 2018.

Along with a $500 scholarship award, the winning essay will be published in the Summer 2018 issue of VISIONS magazine, and the winner will be invited to accept her award at the JLG's Annual Meeting held on May 15, 2018.

This year's topic is:

"Dear Future Me" 

There’s a song that goes, “I wish that I knew what I know now, when I was younger.” How many times have we heard parents echo that sentiment? And of course there is truth that wisdom comes with age and experience, but what would happen if we flipped the script? 

Young people are full of ideas, thoughts and dreams that often get lost in the transition to adulthood. As you begin the next chapter of your life, what do you want to carry with you? If you could address your future self—the “you” five, 10 or 20 years in the future—what would you say?

Thank you to everyone who submitted an essay this year, we are overwhelmed with the great response we got this year! The winner will be announced on May 1, 2018.