Become a Winner Balls for Hope Essay Contest!

Mothers In Crisis is promoting the public awareness of hope through our 10,000 Balls for Hope Campaign while launching the Balls for Hope Essay contest. Cash prizes will be given to the winners during APRIL National Month of Hope 2022. We are spreading Hope around the Globe one ball at a time! Do you live in the United States of America? If so, you may request your Hope Stress Ball by signing up here: Receive Your Free Stress Ball

Contest Rules and Regulations

Mothers In Crisis invites you to submit a 500–750-word count essay Entitled “The Power of Hope” about and how the hope stress ball was utilized in your life. In addition to the essay, contestants are required to submit a photo of the contestant with the hope stress ball.

Who is eligible to compete?

All U.S. Citizens who have received a hope stress ball and believe that it has made a difference in their lives.

What is the deadline?

The Contest will close at 5:00PM EST, February 1, 2022.

How will entries be judged?

Submissions will be judged by Mothers In Crisis Christ Vision Tribe Volunteers.

How do I submit my entry?

Please email all entries with Name, Address, and Telephone number included at the top of the Essay to Please ask for confirmation that the essay has been received and make sure you receive a follow-up email stating that it has. Essays can also be mailed to: MIC P.O. Box 5121, Tallahassee, FL 32314. In addition entries can be hand delivered in a sealed envelope to 6866 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee, FL 32310.

What are the prizes?

Winners will receive the prizes listed below:

First-place winner will be awarded $1,000.

Second-place will be awarded $250.

Third place will be awarded $100.

Prize funds will be distributed to an individual winner (or the winner’s parent or guardian, if the winner is under 18 years old). Any federal, state, and local taxes, and all similar fees and assessments, are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.

Winners will be notified in writing via email by March 15, 2022  and will be required to submit a signed copy of the Mothers In Crisis Use License and Release giving Mothers In Crisis permission to publish the entry. Awards will be given on April 15, 2022 and the winning entries will be posted on the website.

Additional Requirements and Disclaimers

All submissions must be original work. Any evidence of plagiarism will immediately disqualify an entry.

Essays will be disqualified if they do not follow instructions including word count limit. The essay must be at least 500 words and not greater than 750 total word count including title.

A Submission may not contain offensive, libelous, sexually explicit, disparaging, or other inappropriate content and may not defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, or rights of publicity, privacy, or reputation of any third party.

A Submission may not contain any material to promote sale of a product or service.

By entering this competition, each individual entrant, (and for individuals under 18 years old, the individual’s parent or guardian) represents and warrants that: (i) the entrant is the sole author, creator, and owner of the Submission; (ii) except for material used by permission, none of the intellectual property rights in the Submission, or any portion thereof, has been assigned or transferred to anyone other than the entrant; (iii) the Submission, through its creation and its submission as an entry, does not violate any applicable laws; and (iv) the Submission, through its creation and its submission as an entry, does not infringe upon or violate intellectual property rights held by any third person or party.

Christ Vision Tribe members of Mothers In Crisis and their families are not eligible to participate.

This Contest is void where prohibited. The Contest shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida.

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