2017 Essay Contest

Overview:    Our annual essay contest is an opportunity for participants to celebrate their BEAUTY  and for us to celebrate them by featuring the winners  in the 2018 I AM BEAUTY calendar.

Eligibility Requirements   –  The contest is open to girls and young women 10-21 years of age.  Applicants must be able to participate in the B.E.A.U.T.Y. Day and Photoshoot on November 12, 2017  from 10am to 6pm at Toddlewood Studios in Baldwin , NY.

Submission Rules  –  

  • Essay or Video Option –  Submit a 500-1000 word essay or 1-2 minute video on what is your definition of BEAUTY and why you are B.E.A.U.T.Y ( Beautiful, Extraordinary, Ambitious , Unlimited , Talented , Young).  
  • Deadline –   All submissions must be received by 11:59 PM on November,  1st  to essaycontest@iambeautyinc.com.  If you are submitting a video , please upload the video to youtube or vimeo and email the link to the address noted with a transcript of the video.  
  • Additional Information-   Essays and videos should be submitted  with a photo in jpeg format.  Include applicant’s full name , age, school or college, , parent/guardian name and  phone number in the body of the email email.  .
  • Notifications –  Winners will be notified by email on  November 5th.


Prizes  –  10 contest finalists  will be selected to participate in our signature B.E.A.U.T.Y. day which includes :

    • I AM Beauty #ConfidenceisQueen workshop and confidence building experience w/ our Founder  Akilah C. Thompson & Special Guests
    • Make-up Application Tutorial and Makeover with team of  professional makeup artists and hair stylists.
    • Photo session  w/ Celebrity Photographer & Founder of Toddlewood Tricia Messeroux.  Participants  will be captured with two  looks ; ( 1)  Current  – any style  (2)  Future – dressed as their future self


  • Giveaways  & Much More!



Grand Prize

  • Grand prize winner will receive a $250 cash prize.


Now what are you waiting for ?  Apply NOW!  

For more information about the essay contest contact essaycontest@iambeautyinc.com or visit iambeautyinc.com 

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