The Positive Masculinity Essay Contest

Positive Masculinity's intent with this essay contest is to promote positive masculine role models as well as to make people think about what makes a positive masculine role model.
Our hope is that this results in people thinking more about who they look up to and that it fosters folks thinking about what kind of role model they want to be. 
*People of all genders are welcome to participate.
Essay Subject
Discuss a positive masculine role model in your life and what makes them a positive role model.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top three essayists in each category.
  • Prizes include a certificate, a website announcement, and an interview on Mac's radio show!
  • More prizes to be determined.

Age Categories and Essay Length

  • Ages 11-14: 400 words or less
  • Ages 15-18: 450-1000 words​
  • Ages 18-25: 1000-2000 words
  • Ages 26-49: 1200-2000 words
  • Ages 50+: 1200-2000 words

Entry and Submission Dates

  • Sign-up begins on October 1st and goes through November 15th.
  • Submission begins on October 1st.
  • Essay Contest runs through December 1st.

Entry Fees, Requirements, & Waiver

  • $25 entry fee for adults, $20 for all under 18 years old.
  • *Scholarships are available for the entry fee.  Contact for details.
  • Essays should include pictures and a small headshot of the author along with a two-sentence biography. 
  • Every participant must sign a release that once submitted, all rights and ownership of blogs belong to Mac Scotty McGregor and Positive Masculinity.