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Turn off the Lights!
Turn ON your Dreams!
Writing Contest!

    Open Invitation to ALL Western New York
 Students in grades 6-12

Encouraging participation in the world using dreams &
passion to make it a better place for the future generations.

BRAND NEW Deadline: October 19, 2018


"Turn OFF The Lights! Turn ON Your Dreams!" 

An invitation to our annual Christmas party where the students will have an opportunity to win our GRAND PRIZES!

*prizes to be named soon.

To participate, please submit ALL pieces of the application packet:
(Available below)

  1. Writing Contest Application, 
  2. Application fee ($10.00),
  3. Your 5- page paper - or - 2500 word essay (Double spaced),
  4. One (1) illustration accompanying their submission of what the  student  will look like completing their dream. ​  (if chosen - it will be published alongside their essay)

As a way to give back to our WNY community, we are introducing a pay it forward option for the application fee.

You can now increase the quantity of application fees you would like to purchase
 and "suspend" any extra fees that you would like to give to another student
who may not be able to afford it.

Simply choose your quantity and
type the extra number of fees in the "# suspended" box.


Download application packet here:

To submit fee electronically, Submit application fee ($10.00) here:

- or -
You may also 
send a check, payable to
 ImagineWe, LLC
247 Market St. Suite 201
Lockport, NY 14094


  1. The student must be in grades 6-12,
  2. The student must cite 2 sources relevant to their passion,
  3. MLA encouraged, but not required,
  4. Must be AT LEAST 2500 words or 5 pages (double-spaced),
  5. Must live within WNY,
  6. Must be submitted before the deadline, October 19, 2018,
  7. Must include ALL four elements to be considered an applicant in this contest.

ALL FOUR (4) elements of the application packet
can be mailed to ImagineWe, LLC 
247 Market St. Suite 201
​Lockport, NY 14094
emailed to:


All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our Turn Off The Lights, Turn On Your Dreams! Book.

Writing may be edited and we reserve the right to publish our edited version without your prior approval. We may choose not to print your name on sensitive personal articles, and in rare cases, we may change names to protect individuals’ identities.

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If you have any questions about
submitting written work, e-mail us at:
or fill out the contact form below.
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