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Be the Star You Are!® 2013 TENTH Annual NATIONAL Essay Contest

Sponsored by US Bank, www.USBank.com 


Be the Star You Are!®  501 c3 charity announces its 10th annual essay contest to promote literacy and positive messages. www.bethestaryouare.org and http://www.BTSYA.com

FEE  $10 donation per entry

DATES: October 18, 2013-January 18, 2014

FIRST Prize - $100 plus guest appearance on the internationally syndicated radio program, Starstyle™-Be the Star You Are!® (Total value, $900) AND the teen radio show, Express Yourself!™.  Additionally, your story will be published in our Star Searcher Express newsletter and at www.bethestaryouare.org plus our new Express Yourself!™ site at www.BTSYA.com In the event of a tie, winners share cash prize and both receive publication and radio interviews.  Winners will also receive an autographed copy of Be the Star You Are!®

SECOND Prize-Book of choice from our collection plus an interview with our Star teens on Express Yourself!™ plus publication in all of the above and a shout out on Starstyle®Be the Star You Are!® radio.

Runner-ups –Published at Express Yourself!™, www.BTSYA.com, a shout out on both radio programs  and in StarSearcher’s Express newsletter as well as noted on web site.


Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts to 219 countries and Express Yourself!™  broadcasts to 132 nations.

Web sites for Radio Programs: http://www.StarStyleRadio.com and http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com


Our differences are our strengths. What does it mean to you to be an American?


All submissions must be received by EMAIL to Be the Star You Are!® by midnight January 18, 2014. Essays accepted by email being only. You may enter as many essays as you'd like, however each one must be emailed separately accompanied by a $10 tax-deductible donation entry fee. You may make the donation by check or credit card. Donation can be via PAYPAL mailto:Cynthia@bethestaryouare.org.  You will be notified when your entry and donation are received.


Be the Star You Are!® is a 501 C3 charity. All entry fee donations are tax deductible according to the law. 

  • Any statistics must be documented with researched sources.
  • Word Count: Please keep stories between 300-600 words. Please TITLE each entry.
  • Email address: – cynthia@bethestaryouare.org (attachments accepted in a WORD document, please)
  • Send donations via US mail – Be the Star You Are® charity, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. USA 94556
  • All submissions must be submitted by EMAIL only, be original, and the sole property of the author.  Author retains all rights to submission. Winners and runners-up entries will be published on Be the Star You Are!® web site effective February 9, 2014. Winners notified by that date. Winners will be listed in the newsletter and on the web site. No additional mailings will be considered. Payment accepted by check, VISA, MasterCard, or PAYPAL. Payment must be done at the same time of submission. If sending multiple entries, you may send one check with noted essay titles. All entries without donation are disqualified.


Please supply:

    * Author's name

    * Mailing address

    * Email address

    * Phone number

    * Word count

    * 30 Word BIOFor more information, please visit: www.bethestaryouare.org and go to Write or http://www.btsya.com/events_calendar.html


Guidelines: http://www.starstyleradio.com/Events/Entries/2013/10/18_Win_%24100._Radi...


Be the Star You Are!® is a registered trademark.  Be the Star You Are!® is a 501 c3 charity. All entry fees are tax deductible.  PO Box 376, Moraga, California 94556. Phone 925-376-7126, www.bethestaryouare.org


Thanks to Shanna Kennedy, General Manager of US BANK, Lafayette, California, 925-293-7200