I entered this competition way back when I was still a young teen girl, aged 15. This was my first attempt at trying any kind of writing. Here is the articles I sent to them. I was chosen out of 940 girls from all over the world, to be part of the TOP 20 group. I can still remember how incredible I felt, like I had won the Pulitzer Prize or even an Oscar. This was big news for me. Really big news. I couldn't stop singing "I Feel Pretty" from the movie "West Side Story". I was literally jumping up and down, so uncontainable was my heart! Good memories.
OK, the basics I needed to do for this major competition:
1.Fill out entry form
2.Answer these 2 following questions in essay form, with no more than 300 words each. Write as if you're speaking directly to your audience:
Question 1: If you were addressing a group of teen girls, what would you talk about and why?
Question 2: Share when and how you became a Christian, and include ways you’ve seen God work in your life in the past year.
3.Include a recent head-and-shoulders photograph
4.A school transcript that indicates your current-year GPA
5.A written recommendation from your pastor, youth leader or Sunday school teacher.
If you would like to read this package, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘truth magazine article’ in the subject line. I will send it to you then.