WATER Essay Contest 2024

In the Style of Rosemary Ganley

“Feminists Change the World 650 Words at a Time”

Feminist work in religion and social change is accomplished in many ways, not least of which is through writing. Enter WATER’s Essay Contest to see how it is done a la Rosemary Ganley, a Peterborough, Ontario feminist activist and writer whose weekly columns in The Peterborough Examiner reach a wide audience and make waves.

Up to three writers will receive $650 each for their successful essays.

For contest background, guidelines, and information on submissions see: https://www.waterwomensalliance.org/water-essay-contest/

Submit your essay to waterstaff@hers.com by March 15, 2024! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mary E. Hunt, mhunt@hers.com

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