A Message from our Founder, Cynthia Brian
Do you ever ask yourself
where did the time go? It’s a daily question here at Be the Star You Are!®
Being an all volunteer organization, everyone donates their time, including me.
Our volunteers work full time jobs or go to school, juggling homework,
families, and other obligations.
The last two months have been jam packed with activities, events, new
programs, and opportunities.
Club Be the Star You Are!® launched in
high schools to give young people the opportunity to learn to write, report,
and get involved in community. Our teen radio show, Express Yourself!™ now
boasts a whopping 15 rotating on air personalities with many participating in
the LIVE broadcast from the Pear Festival where musical talents were unveiled.
I’m thrilled to have been able to get a record number of young people published in Teen Scene
in the Lamorinda Weekly as well as published at www.BTSYA.com. Starstyle ®-Be the Star You Are!® introduced
exciting authors and health help to millions around the globe, BTSYA shipped
cases of books to libraries and shelters, produced a new video,
collaborated for a blog, partnered with Whole Foods to recycle plastic,participated in the 150th anniversary Gaelbration of St. Mary's College, and
kicked off the 9th Annual National Essay Contest. Whew! Time to take a few deep breaths.
As you get ready to take the
wee ones around the neighborhood for a bit of trick or treating, we want to say
THANK YOU to everyone who jumps on our band wagon of positivity and passion.
Please peruse the news and have a ghoulish great Halloween. Everyone counts!
Be safe! We care.
My virtual door is open
Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity announces its 9th annual
essay contest to promote literacy and positive messages. www.bethestaryouare.org and http://www.BTSYA.com
FEE $10 donation per entry
DATES: October 18, 2012-January 18,
FIRST Prize - $100 plus guest
appearance on the internationally syndicated radio program, Starstyle™-Be the
Star You Are!® (Total value, $700) AND the teen radio show, Express
Yourself!™. Additionally, your
story will be published in our Star Searcher Express newsletter and at
www.bethestaryouare.org plus our new Express Yourself!™ site at www.BTSYA.com
In the event of a tie, winners share cash prize and both receive publication
and radio interviews. Winners will
also receive an autographed copy of Be the Star You Are!®
SECOND Prize-Book of choice from our
collection plus an interview with our Star teens on Express Yourself!™ plus
publication in all of the above and a shout out on Starstyle®Be the Star You
Runner-ups –Published at Express
Yourself!™, www.BTSYA.com, a shout out on both radio programs and in StarSearcher’s Express
newsletter as well as noted on web site.
Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts to
219 countries and Express Yourself!™ to 192.
Web sites for Radio Programs: http://www.StarStyleRadio.com
We live in a world of turmoil, violence, greed, and
isolation. How could we create a more peaceful planet through benevolence,
compassion, communication, and understanding?
All submissions must be received by Be the Star
You Are!® by midnight January 18, 2013. Essays accepted by email being only.
You may enter as many essays as you'd like, however each one must be emailed
separately accompanied by a $10 tax deductible donation entry fee. You may make
the donation by check or credit card. Donation can be via PAYPAL mailto:Cynthia@bethestaryouare.org. You will be notified when your entry
and donation are received.
Be the Star You Are!® is a 501 C3 charity. All
entry fee donations are tax deductible according to the law.
Any statistics must be documented with researched
Word Count: Please keep stories between 300-600 words.
Please TITLE each entry.
Email address: – email@example.com (attachments accepted in a
WORD document, please)
Send donations via US mail – Be the Star You Are®
charity, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. USA 94556
All submissions must be original, and the sole
property of the author. Author
retains all rights to submission. Winners and runners-up entries will be
published on Be the Star You Are!® web site effective February 9, 2013. Winners
notified by that date. Winners will be listed in the newsletter and on the web
site. No additional mailings will be considered. Payment accepted by check,
VISA, MasterCard, or PAYPAL. Payment must be done at the same time of
submission. If sending multiple entries, you may send one check with noted
essay titles. All entries without donation are disqualified.
* Author's name
* Mailing address
* Email address
* Phone number
* Word count
* 30 Word BIOFor more information, please visit:
and go to Write or http://www.btsya.com/events_calendar.html
Be the Star You Are!® is a registered trademark. Be the Star You Are!® is a 501 c3 charity. All
entry fees are tax deductible. PO Box
376, Moraga, California 94556. Phone 925-376-7126, www.bethestaryouare.org
Thanks to Ron Melvin, General
Manager of US BANK, Lafayette, California, 925-293-7200