The Fifth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest
Find out how to enter Real Simple’s yearly contest.
If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would
it be? No, you can't go back in time, but here's the next best thing.
Think of a decision that you regret—anything from a ridiculous
choice of prom date to a serious lapse in judgment—and
tell us what the mistake taught you about yourself.
Enter Real Simple's fifth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could:
Have your essay published in Real Simple
Receive a prize of $3,000
Win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations
for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch
with Real Simple editors
To enter, send your typed, double-spaced
submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft Word
lifelessons(at)realsimple.com (replace (at) with
Contest begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on May
12, 2012, and runs through 11:50 p.m. EST on September 13, 2012. All
submitted essays must be nonfiction. Open to
legal residents of the United States age 19 or older at time of entry.
Void where prohibited by law. (Entries will not