Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence announces 2013 Domestic Violence Essay Contest

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Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence

2013 Domestic Violence Essay Contest

February 13, 2013DragonFlyPen

The Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence is seeking submissions for its 2013 Domestic Violence Essay Contest. The contest is open to:

1. Brookline High School Students 9th through 12th grades
2. High school students of town employees who attend high school outside of Brookline
3. High school students who are residents of Brookline but attend high school elsewhere.

Only one submission per person will be allowed. Submissions may be sent electronically (PDF) or by mail. Please note that submissions will not be returned and will become the property of the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence.

The topic of the essay is Domestic Violence.  Some ideas for topics are:

• Dating violence among teens
• Societal Influences on the persistence of Domestic Violence
• What can be done to decrease Domestic Violence?
• What would you say to a perpetrator of Domestic Violence?
• Describe what you think are healthy and unhealthy relationships?

Do not write about personal experiences in the first person. Individuals in actual situations should not be identifiable.

Essay Specifications

Contest submissions must be no longer than 1,000 words. They must be double spaced, font type Times New Roman and a font size of 12 pts. Submissions not meeting the expressed specifications will not be eligible for the contest. All submissions must be received by March 29, 2013. Please include your full name, street and email address, and telephone number with your submission.

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the three essays that best express a compelling story or position, which show awareness of Domestic Violence issues and processes and which offer a unique perspective on the topic. Prizes will be distributed as follows:

• 1st Prize – $2,500
• 2nd Prize – $1,000
• 3rd Prize – $500

Contest winners will be posted on the Jennifer A. Lynch website by XXX. Awards will be presented at the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence Annual Vigil in October 2013. Award winners will be requested to read their essays at the event.Submissions can be sent via email to jalynchfund@aol.com or by mail to:

Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 470795
Brookline, MA 02447

http:www.jenniferlynch.org

Founded in 2006 the Jennifer A. Lynch Committee Against Domestic Violence supports activities that promote awareness of domestic violence, links victims to appropriate services, and aids in the creation of prevention programs.