Enter the My Special Word® Essay & Video Contest for your chance to win cash and prizes! Tell us about your special word – the positive word that defines who you are or aspire to be. Tell us why that word defines you and how you live by your special word each day.
The categories for entries are: essay and video. One entry per person per category.
All entries must be written or spoken in English. Essays cannot be more than 500 words. Videos must be a maximum of two (2) minutes. Include the hashtag #myspecialword along with the Eligible Participant’s first name and last name initial in the video’s description or title (Ex. #myspecialword Joe D). In the header of the essay, include Entrant’s name and email address along with Eligible Participant’s first name and last name initial.
Important! The essay or video must not have been previously submitted to any other contest.
Winners will be announced and displayed at myspecialword.com during Teacher Appreciation Week (May
First Prize (2): a cash prize of $250 and a My Special Word® T-Shirt displaying their own special word. In addition, winners will be spotlighted on the My Special Word® website, included in the My Special Word® newsletter and recognized at the My Special Word® Appreciation Event.
Teacher Prize (2): The teacher named by the 1st place winners as the “teacher that most influenced them to live by their special word” will also receive a cash prize of $250.
Second Prize (2): a My Special Word® T-Shirt and be recognized at the My Special Word® Appreciation Event. Also, they will be mentioned on the My Special Word® website.
Top Ranked Essay Winners (20): The top 20 ranked essays will be included in a professionally bound hardcover book to be provided to the Eligible Participant’s school.
Official Rules: Worldwide, between the ages of 8 and 13 with the consent of a parent or guardian. March 8 – April 8, 2019 or after the first 2,000 entries, whichever occurs first.
Due to the high volume of Eligible Participants and limited resources, we are unable to contact every Eligible Participant to provide contest updates. Winners only will be contacted directly. Please visit the contest website for updates and to view the contest winners.