More Caring Messages
For this contest, we’re focusing on people going through an illness or injury—we’re looking for messages to support them, celebrate victories, let them know they matter, and cheer them on. You provide the writing, and our designers will do the rest to create a card. (Please make sure your writing can easily be turned into a card. We’re looking for cover and inside writing.) Winners will receive $100.
Our panel of judges will include our friends from CaringBridge.org, an online space for patients and their caregivers to connect, share news, and receive support.
We will have three categories this time, and you can submit one piece of writing per category. Writing can be casual, inspirational, even funny—but keep it real, and speak from the heart.
1) Simply said
Keep it short and simple. Write an entire card (both cover and inside) in 20 words or less.
2) Cancer-specific messages
Provide writing for someone in treatment or remission.
3) Cards for kids
Write a card for either a child who is 12 or younger or who is 13-18.
Some ideas for sending situations to get you started:
Compliments: The toughest times can bring out the best in people. Tell them they’re strong, brave, inspiring.
Thinking of you: Let them know that through it all, they’re in your thoughts and prayers.
Caring wishes: Send messages of hope, happy thoughts, or wishes for better days.
Extra-ordinary days: Acknowledge and celebrate special occasions, big events, and major milestones.
–Patients dealing with any form of cancer at any phase—diagnosis, treatment, remission, and milestones
–Patients who’ve been in an accident or been injured
–Patients with other chronic, long-term conditions
–Patients who will be hospitalized, in rehab, or homebound for an extended time
Visit our tips page and for more inspiration.
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: March 3-23
WINNERS CONTACTED: March
WINNERS ANNOUNCED & BUY ONLINE: May 2014