Celebrating the Creation of the Peace Corps: 2017 Peace Corps Fund Third Goal Writing Contest $5,000 to be Awarded

The Peace Corps Fund announces its 2017 writing contest. Prizes range from First Prize of $1000, Second Prize $500 and numerous Honorable Mentions of $250. Top prizes will be published on the Peace Corps Worldwide website and promoted throughout the Peace Corps community.


  • Must be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer or Former Peace Corps Staff
  • Submissions should generally advance the Third Goal of the Peace Corps Act: To increase the understanding of the peoples served on the part of Americans.

The Third Goal Writing Contest Overview and Rules

  • The Peace Corps Fund will appoint a panel to review submissions whose decisions are final.
  • Submissions must be received by April 30th.
  • Winners will be announced at the National Peace Corps Association Conference, August 1st.
  • Submissions may include, poetry, essays or short stories. No submission may be more than 5,000 words.
  • Submission may not have been previously published or have been awarded prizes from other contests.
  • Submissions must be original works and include author’s name, address, telephone and email address.
  • Submissions must include a 1 paragraph biography of the author including Peace Corps service dates, country and/or staff positions held with dates.
  • Submissions must be double spaced, Times Roman, 12 point type and sent electronically via email.

Founded in 2003, the Peace Corps Fund is an independent, 501-c-3 nonprofit organization founded by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to support and advance the Third Goal of the Peace Corps: to increase the understanding of the peoples served on the part of Americans. Donations to the Peace Corps Fund are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Contact: peacecorpswriters@gmail.com

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