07/15/2011 05:43 pm ET Updated Sep 14, 2011

The Enterprise Solutions to Global Poverty Essay Contest

The National Peace Corps Association and the SEVEN Fund are sponsoring a global competition
called "the Enterprise Solutions to Global Poverty Essay Contest" and invite submissions that
describe innovative ideas for fighting poverty. Don't forget, there are just two weeks left to enter
to win as the deadline for submissions is July 31, 2011.

The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000, have their profile featured in WorldView magazine,
and serve as a special guest on a distinguished panel in Washington, D.C. on September 24,
2011. The winner will also receive one ticket to attend the "Promise of the Peace Corps Gala" in
Washington, D.C. to be held on that same day.

Writers are encouraged to submit essays exploring first person experiences in the developing
world. Essays should highlight personal grassroots efforts and successes that can serve as models
for creating prosperity around the globe. The end goal is to assemble a collection of essays that
are definitive both in breadth and depth.

The winner will be announced at the "Conversations: The Future of the Peace Corps Global
Leaders" panel in Washington, D.C. on September 24, to coincide with the Peace Corps' 50th
anniversary celebrations during that week.

For more details on "the Enterprise Solutions to Global Poverty Essay Contest," go to:

Erica Burman is the director of communications for NPCA, the nation's leading 501 (c) (3)
nonprofit organization supporting Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and the Peace Corps
community. To learn more, visit: