01 October 2010

Womenetics' Essay Contest/ Georgia Pacific Prize

Post date: 01 October 2010
Deadline: 18 October 2010

Essay Contest and Networking Opportunity for College Students The Georgia-Pacific Prize
Promoting Scholarship, Ideas and Action Surrounding Global Women's Issues

Womenetics’ mission is to uplift, elevate and empower women through events, community and education. On November 11, 2010 Womenetics will host the Global Women’s’ Initiative: Creating the Ripple Effect, in Atlanta. This symposium is designed to inspire action and collaboration among business, nonprofit, education and public policy leaders, and to build the will to make a difference in the lives of women and girls around the globe. This event will convene some of the most recognized experts on global women’s issues for discussions regarding education and literacy, health and hunger, economic empowerment and human rights. The Honorable Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will be the keynote speaker.

Georgia Pacific Corporation has partnered with Womenetics to encourage future leaders to learn about these topics. We invite college students to discuss one of the following questions in an essay of 1500 words or less, for the opportunity to win one of five prizes. The prize money is intended to finance education, travel or other opportunities that may lead to further understanding of these important global issues.

1st Prize: $5000 and an invitation to attend and be recognized at the Womenetics Global Women’s Initiative luncheon and symposium on Thursday, November 11 at Loews Atlanta Hotel. In addition the winner is invited to attend a VIP Reception with Ambassador Verveer and other top business, education, nonprofit and policy leaders on Wednesday evening, November 10.

2nd Prize: Four additional essayists will win $500 and recognition at the Womenetics Global Women’s Issues symposium, as well as an invitation to the VIP Reception with Ambassador Verveer and other top leaders.

To enter, essay and registration form must be received by email and in printed copy by 5 pm on Monday, October 18th. The top five essays will be determined by Womenetics, and submitted to Ambassador Melanne Verveer, who will determine the first place prize. Essays must be sent electronically to Essays@womenetics.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and a printed copy with the competed registration form must be sent to Womenetics Essays, 3500 Valley Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. Winners will be notified via email on November 1, 2010. Questions may also be directed to Essays@womenetics.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Please include this information electronically and print this form and send it with the paper copy of your essay to be mailed to: Womenetics Essay, 3500 Valley Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 18th.

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