YJA18 Essay Contest: Reconnecting with Our Roots

UPDATE: Due to May being a busy month for many of us, the deadline for submissions has been extended to May 20th!

We want to know what Reconnecting with Our Roots means to you!

WHO: All 2018 YJA Convention attendees!

WHAT: Write an essay answering the following prompt:

How do you define your roots and how can we as young Jains stay in touch with them as we progress in life?

Feel free to mention anecdotes, Jain quotes, current events, or anything else that relates to your positive change.

LENGTH: No more than 500 words

WHEN: Email submissions to daytime.chi@yja.org by May 20th at 11:59 PM CST

Winners of the essay contest will:

  • First place winner will receive a $100 gift card!
  • Receive an award at the 2018 YJA Convention
  • Have their essays printed in the Souvenir Book and the YJA Young Minds Newsletter!

Good luck and be creative - we can’t wait to hear how you connect to your roots!