WRITING CONTEST: In Recess, Prosecutor Well-being

Contributing Author: NDAA’s Well-being Task Force

are excited to announce our first ever writing contest. For this year’s writing contest, your goal is to write a short essay and capture a single idea about life as a prosecutor or in a prosecutor’s office. Topics ideas are endless, but here are a few:

What is your go-to tool on a challenging day?

What is your greatest source of frustration?

How do you balance parenthood and work immersed in trauma?

Have you read a good book that might help other prosecutors?

How do you unwind?

What is your favorite workout/app/video/podcast and why?

What would you say to your younger you?

Who is your mentor?

Who inspires you to be a better version of yourself?

We need your words. Your challenges are unique and your solutions would benefit others who are struggling and help improve the culture of our profession. Submissions need not be long, edited or technically perfect. We just want to hear your story, and drafts are welcome. Please share with anyone who may be interested.

Here are the details:

1. Open to members and non-members of NDAA.

2. No entry fee.

3. Recognition comes with a credit for NDAA training: $100 credit for first; $75 credit for second; $50 credit for third.

4. Submissions can be anywhere from 500 to 2500 words.

5. Send your submission via email or word doc here by September 1, 2021.

6. Winners and runners up will be announced on our In Recess blog.

7. Winning posts and runners up will be published on our In Recess blog as guest authors.

Email submissions and any questions to kpabst@missoulacounty.us (Wellbeing Task Force chair).

The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is the oldest and largest national organization representing state and local prosecutors in the country.