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About the Contest
The Contest

The Essay and Art Contest is aimed at providing orphans an opportunity to express their dreams as well as share their view of the world they live in. It also helps supporters of LittleDrops put names, faces, and personalities to the orphans they support. We received over 200 entries from children in 24 orphanage homes across 6 countries.


The Goal

Our goal is to have over 25,000 people view and rate the submissions, as well as make donations. The money raised will be used in our ongoing support of the 2000+ children across 6 countries. A portion of donations will be used in awarding prizes to the winners of the contest.


The Prizes

•   Authors of the top 2 submissions from each category will receive:
      o   Winner - scholarship and a certificate
      o   Runner up - scholarship and a certificate

•   Homes with the top ranked essay for each category will receive $200 each.
•   Authors of the top 20 submissions will each receive a LittleDrops T-shirt


The Submissions

Ages 3 to 5
Topic (Artwork): Illustrate your favorite dream (using any art medium)

Ages 6 to 11
Topic (Essay): Choose one of the following topics and write an essay of 1000 words or less:
•   Who is your favorite character in a book you read, and why?
•   If you could be anyone in the world, who would you like to grow up to be?


Ages 12+
Topic (Essay): Choose one of the following topics and write an essay of 1000 words or less:
•   Which historical figure is your role model, and what ways do you wish to emulate him/her to make a change in this world?
•   What is your favorite novel, and how has it changed your perspective of the world?
•   What is your biggest passion, and in what ways will it help you shape the world?


The Voting Rules

The Judges (You) will rate the various submissions on a scale of 1 to 5. The average rating for each submission will be used to determine the winner for each category. In the event of a tie, the submission with a higher number of votes wins. A winner and runner-up will be selected from each on the above mentioned categories.


Key Dates

Voting Period: February 15 - April 15, 2009
Winners Announced: April 30, 2009



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