Tuesday, March 04, 2008

2008 Tied to Greatness™ Essay Contest


2008 Tied to Greatness™ Essay Contest
We are proud to present the TIED TO GREATNESS™ 2008 Essay Contest, to further encourage young men to express themselves through writing, and to reinforce the importance of sharing their ideas in a positive way.

The TIED TO GREATNESS™ Essay Contest is open to all young men in grades 7-12, and is centered on the principles taught in the book Restoring The Male Image: A Look from the Inside Out by Alex Ellis, which reinforces the importance of personal image. This contest will allow young men to express the impact of this book on their lives, and more importantly, produce some necessary dialogue about how to make different choices that will impact the balance of their lives.

Contest Rules

All contestants must base their essay topics on content found in the book "Restoring the Male Image...A Look From The Inside Out", by Alexis O. Ellis.

All entrants must be males enrolled in the 7th-12th grades.

All entrants must write a 500 word or less essay on the topic below:

After reading the book Restoring the Male Image, explain the impact that the principles found in "Restoring the Male Image" have had on you? What is the most important principle, and how have you applied it?

All contest submissions must be typed, double spaced, and must include name, address, phone number, email address, high school name, and grade.

All submissions must be turned in by: Friday, May 16, 2008 before 12 midnight.

Submissions must be sent to: essays@tiedtogreatness.org.


Contest winners will receive the following

A custom ensemble that includes a custom suit, custom shirt, silk tie, pocket square, cuff links, socks, and shoes.

A private session with one of our distinguished male role models. This will allow the winner time to sit and talk to an accomplished male figure to discuss his personal journey to success and the part image played in his life. The student will also be able to share his own personal dreams and ambitions and receive professional feedback and interaction.
Writer's Checklist

Here is a checklist for you to follow to help you do your best writing.

Remember to:

Keep the central theme or topic in mind
Support you ideas with details, explanations, and examples
State your ideas in a clear sequence
Include an opening and a closing
Use a variety of words and vary your sentence structure
Please use correct grammar and punctuation
All entries must be typed
All submissions must be in English
One submission per entrant
Essays must be typed, double spaced, and in an appropriate style.
A cover page including the contestant's name, contact information (address, telephone number, email, etc.) must accompany the essay.
You will receive a confirmation email from the essay committee once your essay is received.

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