AWAI Writing Challenge:
The Best Gift You’ve Ever Given

There’s nothing better than giving a gift that surprises and touches the recipient. That lets him or her know you care about them.

What’s been the best gift you’ve ever given? What made it special for you and the person who received it? Tell me about it in a 1,000-word (or less) essay.

Send your essay to with “The Best Gift” in the subject line. If you send your submission as an attachment, please include your first and last name on the essay … not just the cover note.

One winner will be selected from all entries received. If it’s you, you’ll receive a $100 American Express gift card and have your essay published on the AWAI website.

All entrants will be recognized and will be sent a special gift for participating.

Deadline: Dec. 20, 2009

Look for the winning entry in the Jan. 7th issue of Inside AWAI.

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Published: November 19, 2009

2 Responses to “AWAI Writing Challenge: The Best Gift You’ve Ever Given”

  1. Great idea! As I thought about it, I relived the greatest gift I ever gave. Thanks for the stroll down memory lane.

    Donna Banker - Granbury TX

  2. I think the best gift Ive ever given is the time for someone to do what they want to do. Namely my mother. After raising a family all her life, and then having another child, when she thought she was done, I gave her as much time as she needed to persue the things she wanted to do, or just to take a break, by looking after my younger sibling.
    Time to do what you want to do unhindered would be the greatest gift someone could give to me, and I hope it meant as much to her.


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