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LIVE UNITED Essay Contest

LIVE UNITED Essay Contest

November 14, 2023 | 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM

United Way of Central Minnesota invited all 5th grade students to tell us how they "LIVE UNITED". Whether it's helping a neighbor or  donating old toys, in 100 words we want to hear how YOU are making a difference in Central Minnesota! 

Submissions must: 

  • Incorporate the LIVE UNITED theme
  • Be no more than 100 words
  • Youth must be in 5th grade & live within the United Way of Central Minnesota service area
  • Include youth’s full name, parent’s full name, address, phone number, email, school and teacher


  • First place winner receives a $200 Scheels gift card
  • Fourteen runners-up receive a $75 Scheels gift card


Deadline is November 14, 2023


Submit essays to:  


or mail to :

United Way of Central Minnesota, 

Essay Contest 

921 1st Street North, Suite 200

St. Cloud, MN 56303