Essex Seniors To Share Life-Changing Experiences In Legacies Writing Contest

Essex seniors ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the annual 2016 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest. Deadline is Mon., March 21.


“Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always impressed by the stories that are submitted,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo. “Our Legacies Contest is an opportunity for our older residents to remember their past and share their experiences with family, friends and the younger generation. It’s never too early to begin collecting your thoughts and writing your drafts.”


Writers must be Essex County residents who are 60 years of age or older.

Entries should be original stories focusing on a special person, a life-altering experience or a significant period in a person’s life. The suggested maximum length is 1,500 words.


All writers who submit stories will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May 2016. Awards will be presented to the authors of the winning and honorable mention stories. These stories will be posted on the Essex County website at


For a complete list of contest rules or for more information, visit or call the Essex County Division of Senior Services at 973-395-8389.



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