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Ptownlife Short Essay Contest

Your Happiest Moment. Do you remember a time someone or something really made you smile? Tell us about it!

Official Rules:

  • You must be a member of Ptownlife to participate – Join now!
  • Only one submission per account.
  • You must be a Pleasanton resident.
  • Short essay MUST be your original work.
  • Open to three groups: 3rd through 5th grade, middle school, and high school
  • The essay must have a limit of 1000 words.

How to Enter:
Become a member at Ptownlife by signing up for a free account. 

Email us with ”Short Essay Submission” in the subject line along with your full name and your grade.
      Subject: Short Essay Submission (Jane Smith, 8th)

Please attach your submission to your email.

Please make sure all submissions are appropriate for all audiences. Any submissions with explicit content WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Contest Deadline:
September 30, 2014

Winner will be announced on October 7, 2014 on Winners in each grade group will receive movie theater gift cards and first place winners will receive a 1 hour free writing class sponsored by Purple Pen Tutoring:
1st place - $15 movie gift card and 1 free writing class,
2nd place - $15 movie gift card 

Essays must be appropriate in nature. By entering your artwork into our contest, you grant the City of Pleasanton Community Services Department permission to use your work on the, the Ptownlife Facebook Page, thePtownlife Instagram Account, the Ptownlife Twitter account, the Ptownlife Youtube Channel, and in Community Services publications. This promotion is sponsored by the City of Pleasanton,, and Purple Pen Tutoring.

Ptownlife Youth Poetry Contest- 2014

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