A while ago I learned that there was a Roxy Girl Contest. For those of you who don’t know what Roxy is, it’s pretty much a clothing company that also deals with some sports apparel for things like snowboarding, surfing, and beach accessories. The prizes for the contest were pretty amazing and all you had to do was submit a 150-word essay telling Roxy what made you a Roxy Girl and include a few pictures. I read all the details about it and decided to give the contest a go. Before writing an essay I went and scoped out a few of the other entries for some inspiration and ideas. Most of the entries were kind of bland and all about them saying that Roxy should pick them over everyone else. There were a lot of entries with some pretty sketchy pictures too. I thought about it a bit, but then got writing. Here is the entry below.
Being me. That’s what being a Roxy Girl means to me. Life isn’t always easy. It throws you curveballs and tragedies that can trip you up or knock you down. Being a Roxy Girl is about getting back up and seeing the best in a bad situation, finding the joys in life, and being daring enough to try different things. I am only 15, but I’m interested in many things. I love swimming, fashion design, drawing, sailing, surfing, food, running track, and much more. I especially love the water. The ocean reminds me of summertime; my favorite season. A time where inhibitions equal zero and time is spent with the ones you love. It reminds me of blistering hot summer days on the beach, swim practices with my friends, bonfires with s’mores, and sailing with the wind in my hair. I want to inspire other girls to love life and make them feel the same summertime freedom that I feel.
I was very proud of myself once I finished and went back to enter it in. There, I found one problem…
You have to be 18 to enter.
Oh well. I was pretty mad, but still thought it was good. I won’t be a Roxy Girl anytime soon, but maybe in three years I can try again.
I won’t go into all the details because the winners are announced on June 19th so the contest is a done deal by now. I will, however, leave a link down below so anyone can read the details.