The 2018 Esther Grace Earl Essay Contest

Sponsored by This Star Won’t Go Out

Open to Quincy Public School students in grades 10-12

First Prize - $100, Second Prize - $50, Third Prize - $25

Essay Topic: 
How can one person create positive change? In 500 words or less, write about an example from your own life or recent current events that shows how an individual can take small steps toward a happier world.

Send an email introducing yourself, with an attachment of your essay in PDF or DOC format to  

Call for submissions:
Open until April 30, 2018. Winners will be announced by May 15!


This Star Won’t Go Out is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to impacting families facing childhood cancer. TSWGO is also dedicated to inspiring young people to live life fully and to love deeply in the face of life’s challenges.