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Hey Everyone! 

Have you overcome adversity? Is your life story inspirational? Well, it is time you not only share your story but also be rewarded for it ! 

The Unsealed regularly hosts writing contests.

Check Out Our Active Contests HERE



You can check some of our Active Contests and get started:

Click here to check our active contests

You can check some of our Past Contests and get inspired:

Click here to see some of our past contests

Past Topics Include:

Write a letter to your younger self, Write a letter to your child/children or future child/children, Write a letter to a stranger who positively impacted your life, Write a poem about the change you want to see in the world.


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 


Our finalists are chosen by our judges and be announced. Each contest has a different timelines

Letter Requirements

  • Entries must be in English
  • Must be true story about your life 
  • The letter/poem 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/poem must be original writing from the person submitting the letter
  • The letter/poem must not have been published anywhere else
  • The letter/poem can’t can’t be defamatory toward another person 
  • Only one entry per person
  • Include a headline for your letter and a photo that goes with your story


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

Our contests are judged by media members, The Unsealed, and our community.

What the Letters Will Be Judged On
  • 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 message of resilience? 


Lauren Brill
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