The FilCom Center, Sariling Gawa, and Reiyukai America is pleased to announce the launch of the first “Letter to My Parents Contest in Hawai’i. The intent of the project is to celebrate the role of the family as a basis of society, since it is family unity that helps people grow as both individuals and as members of society. However, we are living in a more individualistic society where the role of the family is changing. This contest encourages the youth to acknowledge the role of their parents and/or guardians in their lives.
We encourage all qualified youth residing in Hawaii to enter this letter-writing contest. Participants must write a letter dedicated to his/her parent(s) or legal guardian(s). The submitted letters will go through a selection process to allow judges to choose letters to be read during the FilCom Sunday on November 24, 2013. The letters selected for the final stage will be read by the original writer in front of the judges to decide the first prize winner.
Participants should be individuals between the ages of 16 to 21 residing in the State of Hawaii. Anybody who was born in the years 1992 to 1997 can participate in this contest. Please be aware that participants 17 years old and under must submit a Parental Consent Form allowing minors to participate at the contest.
The participant may choose one or a combination of languages that are used in the State of Hawaii. If any other language besides English is used, the participant is requested to provide the English translation. Each work submitted must not exceed more than 900 words. Each participant must also know that his/her work must be clear, sincere, and written in their own words.
Participants may submit their work either online or via email. Visit www.lettertomyparents.com for online submittals and to download the complete set of instructions. Entries may also be sent via email at info @lettertomyparents.com.