Essay Contest


1st Place - Elizabeth Allen, United States
2nd Place - Matt Hritz, United States
3rd Place - Philip Golabuk, United States

Honorable Mentions

Tarbia Hamid - Pakistan
Jean Blanchard - United States

We thank all participants for their submissions.

You and Your 100-Year-Old Self

The Fountain 100th Issue Essay Contest

    The Fountain invites you to join us in celebrating our 100th issue. Write an essay to yourself on your 100th birthday. What would you say to yourself at that age? What would your 100-year-old self tell you back? Would it be a conversation of praise and/or regret? Perhaps praise for the achievements in your career, but regrets about a lost family? Or warnings about the mistakes you made in your projected future or in your past; pitfalls you happened to be dragged into, temptations you could not resist; or celebrations for the good character you were able to display and sustain over a life; a precious life wasted or a life lived as it was meant to be.

    • Contest open to all writers worldwide
    • Essay word count must be between 1,500 and 2,500 words
    • Essays must be submitted through the essay contest page at
    • Cash prizes:
    1st Place - $1,500
    2nd Place - $750
    3rd Place - $300
    Two Honorable Mentions - $200 each

    Essay submission deadline   For more information:
    November 30, 2014