The Spells are also hoping to raise enough money to pay off the rest of their mortgage; if they get $5,000 entries at $200 apiece, they’ll earn $1 million, enough to cover the mortgage and their retirement.
What you can win: A 20-acre goat farm in Elkmont, Alabama, worth $345,000, including 85 goats and all farm equipment, plus training during the first half of November for anyone not familiar with the business of making goat cheese.
If there's not enough participants, then entree fees will be returned. Answer the following question - What owning a five acre farm property would mean to me, us and/or my family. Essay needs to be at least 500 words and no more than 1,000 words. The Lotts do not see any of the essays during the contest.
However, the owners have the right to accept less than 2,500 entries and allow the judges to determine the winners.1. They use a courier service with a professional who picks up the mail and sends every submission to the attorney.
This isn’t for someone with zero experience who thinks running a bed and breakfast would be a neat hobby; you can expect to be on-duty up to 17 hours a day and must keep the inn and restaurant open for at least a year before you’re free to turn it into something else (if you choose).
If 7,500 or more entries are received, you’ll also win ,000 to put towards running the inn.
And thanks to a new trend, you can now also use your words to win a fully established business.
Awarding a business to the winner of an essay contest is becoming a popular way for small business owners to find a next-in-line who will care for the company as much as they do.
If 2,500 eligible entries are received, the winner will also get a check for ,000.
How to apply: Submit an essay of 200 words or less describing why you are “the perfect fit to continue the farmstead goat cheese tradition.” The Spells will choose their top 20 essays, which will go on to a panel of three independent judges for final selection.