I’m not familiar with this particular Essay contest but I do like the magazine. They have some great recipes. To search recipes using a particular ingredient, go HERE. To check out the essay writing contest, click HERE and be sure to read the previous winners. Good luck!
The Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest
Find out how to enter Real Simple’s yearly contest.
If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would it be? No, you can’t go back in time, but here’s the next best thing. Think of a decision that you regret—anything from a ridiculous choice of prom date to a serious lapse in judgment—and tell us what the mistake taught you about yourself.
Enter Real Simple’s fifth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could:
- Have your essay published in Real Simple
- Receive a prize of $3,000
- Win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accomodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors
To enter, send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on May 12, 2012, and runs through 11:50 p.m. EST on September 13, 2012. All submitted essays must be nonfiction. Open to legal residents of the United States age 19 or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. (Entries will not be returned.) Click here to see complete contest rules.
Read the winning essay, Someone to Hold On To by Mara Eve Robbins, and the two runners up, The Embrace by Kenneth Krattenmaker and Knowing Sam by Molly Fessler, from last year’s contest.