Essay Contest


Essay Contest Sponsored by Stewart's Shop


•Contest is open to students in grades 6 – 8 who reside in New York’s Capital Region.
•Maximum of 200 words, typewritten.
•Participants must write their essay themselves, but may get help from teachers, parents, or friends in the form of ideas.


•Essays must support the theme “Know When to Say No.” Students should describe a time when they faced peer pressure and how they overcame the situation. How did they “know when to say no”? What advice can they give to other kids who may face the same issue?
•The essay should not exceed 200 words and should be typewritten.
•All submissions must include an Entry Form**

•Entries may be postmarked February 28, 2011 and mailed to the following address:
ATTN: Chocolate Festival Essay Contest
c/o Francine Sinkoff
Addictions Care Center of Albany
McCarty Ave.
Albany, NY 12202

Entries may also be submitted online to

JUDGING & AWARDS:•Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and relationship to the contest theme.
•Three (3) winners will be selected to receive the following prizes:

◦1st Place: Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor
◦2nd Place: $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
◦3rd Place: $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
•Winners will be notified by phone by March 3, 2011 and must be able to supply a photo to be included in a special 12-page Times Union supplement that will feature the 7th Annual Northeast Family Chocolate Festival.
**Once submitted, essays are considered property of the Addictions Care Foundation and will not be returned.