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Write a letter to TIME or to yourself about your favorite way to spend time

Giving away $350 in prize money

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What

Write an open letter  to time.. how it impacts your perspective and your life or write a letter to yourself about your favorite way to spend time. You could write about the perfect way to spend a day, the best way to spend each day of the week or the best way to spend time throughout your life. Be CREATIVE and have fun!

Who

You must be over 18 and a member of The Unsealed Community. You can sign up for The Unsealed Here

*no relatives or employees on The Unsealed are permitted to enter

When

All Entries must be in by 11:59 ET on June 30, 2022

Those advancing to the next round will be announced July 15th

Our winner will be announced August 1st

You can submit your entry in the submission box below or email it to Contests@theunsealed.com

Letter Requirements

  • Entries must be in English
  • They must be typed and e-mailed to contests@theunsealed.com or entered in the box below
  • They must be true stories
  • The letter can’t mention anyone’s name except yourself (Example: you can call someone a friend, a neighbor, a teammate or a family member but you can’t call them by their name, John Smith)
  • The letter must be original writing from the person submitting the letter
  • The letter must not have been published anywhere else
  • The letter can’t can’t be defamatory toward another person
  • The letter must be 500- 1000 words
  • Only one entry per person
  • Include a headline for your letter and a photo that goes with your story. If someone else is in the photo, please get their permission to submit.

Rights

You will own the rights to your entry but by entering the contest you will give us permission/limited license to publish the letter and any pictures you provide on The Unsealed. You will also allow us to promote your entry on social media using your letter and the provided picture.

How it will be judged

The Unsealed will narrow it down to our finalists based on the following:

  • Organization that is logical and effective, is the letter easy to read and understand?
  • Creativity/originality, is there anything that makes this letter unique?
  • Message/insight – does the letter offer a thoughtful message?
  • Impact/Inspirational – is the story powerful and inspirational?
  • Accurately addresses the topic – does this letter share a an inspirational message?

The Unsealed will post the finalists (judged by professional writers). The Unsealed community will vote on their favorite story for one the prizes and judges will choose the other winner. Voting will be counted from July 15th to July 30th at midnight Eastern Time. Member votes will count 5x as much as readers who are not members.

Selected by Judges – $250

Most Votes – $100

*We pay via PayPal, Venmo or Zelle

Good Luck!

Congratulations to our winners!

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