COVID-19 Related Essay Contest!

How are you feeling during this time? Have you been reflecting on the COVID-19 pandemic?

We’re partnering with the Chinese Culture Connection to host a COVID-19 related essay contest!

We are inviting Malden residents of *all ages* to submit their reflections on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted them personally, and their family, community, country, and the world. Winning essays will be published online on our social media pages.

Essay criteria: the length should between 200 – 500 words. Please indicate your age. We will be taking that into account when we select winners. We will offer cash prizes for the first 3 winners: $100 for first place; $50 for second place; and $30 for third place. And, there will be books for the 4th and 5th place winners.

The essay is due on Thursday, June 25 by 6 PM, and the winners will be announced on Friday, June 26.

Please send your essay to and

Please make sure that you include your name, home address, and phone number.