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2017 Writing Challenge

9th Annual Writing Challenge

For our 22nd Senior Lifestyle Expo writing challenge topic is, “Celebrate America!” America’s history is filled with important turning points. What has been the most important turning point in your personal history and why?

Please click here to download the 2017 Writing Challenge application form. Deadline to enter the Writing Challenge is Friday, July 28, 2017.

2017 Contestants

Bernard Biernacki, Aurora IL – Questions for Living and Dying

Ely Junker, Westmont IL – God Bless America

Gail Walker, Chicago IL – My Turning point

Jacqueline Bienias, Lemont IL – Turning Points

Lolita Ditzler, Durand IL – A Turning of the Ferris Wheel

Robert Swaney, Bloomingdale IL – NORTHLAND (The Ship…That Had A Soul)

Rod Marino, Elk Grove Village IL – Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

Ron Del Boccio, Oak Brook IL – A Boyhood Dream

Samuel Codero, Palos Hills IL – Three Words

Samuel DiMatteo, River Grove IL – Reformation at Fifty-Six

Tom Alberti, Lake Zurich IL – Unlocking Doors

2016 Writing Challenge Winners: 

Our 2016 Paradise Writing Challenge Winners

Our 2016 Paradise Writing Challenge Winners

Gold Winner: Sharon Price, Kankakee, IL

Silver Winner: Christine Walsh Angelos, Gurnee, IL

Bronze Winner: Marlene Klugg, Ladd, IL

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