MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring essay contest open to any Eastern Panhandle resident ages 8 and older will offer the opportunity for the top local essayist to win a ski lesson package to Whitetail Resort in nearby Mercersburg, Pa.
The winning essay will be chosen from those submitted to Big Brothers Big Sisters by midnight on Friday, Jan. 20.
Essay submissions should be between 250 and 500 words. The author can focus on what he or she has learned by serving as a mentor or may describe a mentor who has made a difference in his or her own life.
Include the writer's name, age, mailing address and a phone number and email address, neither of which will be published.
Members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters' board of directors will select the top essay. The winning writer's work will be publicized in area newspapers and the winner also will receive a prize, the "Learn to Ski or Snowboard" package for two to Whitetail Resort.
Entries should be mailed to or dropped off at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 701 Wilson St., Martinsburg, WV 25401; faxed to 304-263-5536 or emailed to Big Brothers Big Sisters match specialist Ashley Kilmer at email@example.com.
For more information about the contest, call 304-263-5522. For more information on how to volunteer with or get help from Big Brothers Big Sisters, go to the agency's website at www.bbbswv.org.