Vol. 13, No. 2 • May 2009

Writing Contest

First Prize: $100

Second Prize: $50

Third Prize: $25

If you are under 18, have siblings (brothers and/or sisters), and are or have been in foster care, please send us a letter or short essay in response to the following:

Why are your siblings (brothers and/or sisters) important to you?

Younger children are welcome to submit artwork on this theme/topic as well.

Deadline: August 3, 2009

Anyone under 21 who is or has been in foster care or
a group home can enter. E-mail your submission to [email protected] or send it via U.S. Mail your entry to:

John McMahon, Editor
Fostering Perspectives
Jordan Institute for Families
1459 Sand Hill Rd., No. 6 (NCDSS)
Candler, NC 28715

Include your name, age, address, social security number (used to process awards only, your confidentiality will be protected) and phone number. In addition to receiving the awards specified above, winners will have their work published in the next issue of Fostering Perspectives. Runners-up may also have their work published, for which they will also receive a cash award.

We’re Also Seeking Artwork and Other Writing from Children and Teens in Foster Care
Submissions can be on any theme. Submission requirements described above apply. If sent via U.S. Mail, artwork should be mailed flat (unfolded) on white, unlined paper.

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