The objective of the PinMart Contest for a Cause is to recognize and reward one student who has made an extraordinary impact and contribution to a specific awareness cause.

How to Enter: Entrants are to write an essay describing how they have made an extraordinary impact on a specific awareness cause.  Then, during the entry period, fill out the registration form and submit it with all the other required information. If any information is incomplete the submission will not be eligible or considered. Limit one entry per entrant.

Submission Requirements:

  • An essay of 700-1500 words describing entrant’s impact on a specific awareness cause.
  • Most recent transcripts (unofficial transcripts are permitted, but unofficial “grade reports” are not.
  • Two letters of recommendation. Including contact information.One from someone familiar with your awareness cause involvement.One from someone at your academic institution.

How to Enter:


Upload Your Essay


Upload Your Letters of Recommendation #1 and #2


Upload Your Transcript


Proceed through the Application. Answer all questions according to current time. All questions with * must be completed to submit this application.

Essay Submission:

Applicants (you) must submit an essay of  700-1500 words, describing how you have brought awareness to a specific cause by honoring a loved one or because of your own unique experience, how you have succeeded to garner donations and/or have brought awareness to your specified cause. Creativity within your essay submission is highly encouraged.

Submissions should include details of your involvement as they relate to the specific awareness cause. For example: Why this cause and how did it affect you? How did you help raise awareness, raise funds, show support, lead a group, or contribute time? 

Letter of Recommendation #1 Submission:

One letter of recommendation from a person in your community who is familiar with your accomplishments. We may contact this person if we have questions. Please attach their letter of recommendation.  Their recommendation should include Name, Address, Phone Number, Relationship and Email Address.

Letter of Recommendation #2 Submission:

One letter of recommendation of support from a teacher, coach, counselor, or other academic professional. The letter should indicate the academic institution where the reference person is from.

Transcript Submission: 

A copy of your transcript is required. Unofficial transcripts are permitted, but unofficial “grade reports” are not an acceptable alternative.

Please use the comments field below to answer the following question.

List activities you have participated in over the past 2 years that support your awareness cause.

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Thank you for filling out the application for Contest for a Cause. Please be sure you have read over your application. Be sure all questions are complete, you have uploaded your essay, reference letters, and transcript.

Applications must be received by May 31st, 2019. Winner will be notified by email on or about August 1st, 2019. Winning funds will be dispersed for the next school term.

Info to Applicant:   Name and address information provided is used solely to contact the applicant.  Upon submitting the application, winners agree to be featured and mentioned on the PinMart, Inc., social media outlets, select web pages, any other PinMart Media. PinMart will ask for a photo for that purpose.