Announcing the 2013 Club Amoena Essay Contest

Allright, fans: Last year we had some excellent submissions to our This is the New Me Essay Contest. (In fact, besides the two winners who are posted here, another of the contest participants is profiled this month at… so you can see how inspiring they were!)

But this year, let’s do it up bigger! We would love to read even more of your stories. Announcing:

curved road

Unexpected curve in your road?

Embrace Every Curve: The 2013 Club Amoena Essay Contest!

We want to be inspired, particularly by the way you handled a change or challenge in the last year. Sometimes the curves in the road are not what we expect, but they lead us to a place of even greater joy, acceptance and peace. This is how we’d like you to frame your story: How have you embraced a curve in the last year or so? It may be your diagnosis, or it may be something else, like a new job, a different outcome than you expected on a project, or a hiccup in your routine.

We’ll choose, again, two winners: First place will get 2 new Valletta camisoles (believe me, you can never have too many!) and will be published in our March Amoena Life magazine, and second place will get 1 Valletta and be published here, on our blog.

Essays should be around 800 words, and should be emailed for submission, with “2013 Essay Contest” in the subject line, to

Please read the complete Contest Rules here. We’ll accept entries until September 13, 2013, so get started today!

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3 Responses to Announcing the 2013 Club Amoena Essay Contest

  1. Pingback: Club Amoena 2013 Embrace Every Curve Essay Contest Winner | Amoena Lifelines

  2. Once I originally left a comment I accidently clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 3 emails with the identical comment. Is there any way you can fix this? Thanks.

  3. Lee says:

    Darlene, I don’t think I can, but you should be able to. When you get those emails notifying you, there should be links at the bottom — one of the links should be to Unsubscribe from comments. click and you can follow the instructions to unsubscribe. Sorry for the trouble!

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