Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted on August 16, 2012

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Sponsored by Real Simple magazine.

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.


Open to:
  U.S. residents age 19 or older at time of entry

Genre:  Nonfiction

Word length:  1,500 words or less

Prizes:
1st Place – $3,000; plus airfare to New York City & 2-night hotel accommodations, and more
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250

Entry fee:  None

Deadline:  September 13, 2012

How to submit:  By mail or email

For more info:

The Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

The Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest Rules

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