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Essay Contest

The University of Cincinnati
Parents & Families Association and Dubois Bookstore
Annual Essay Contest


What: The Parents & Families Association & Dubois are pleased to offer an annual essay contest

When: Essays must be submitted via email on or before the contest deadline

Deadline: Friday, October 21, 2016 by noon

Where: Submit essays to   

Who: Open to all students whose parent or family member have membership in the Parents & Families Association

How: Contest rules for eligibility:

·         Essay must be 500-600 words in length

·         Essay must have students name & M#

·         Essay must be submitted as a word document

·         Please include your hometown, major & year

Prompt: The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

Contest Prize: 10 winners will be selected. Prizes awared in the amount of $250, $200, $150, $50 (7 students)

Notification: Winners will be notified by Monday, November 21, 2016

Essays will be judged on the basis of a thorough and well-organized response to all components. Winners name and photo will be posted on our website.

Best of luck to all participants!