Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!

VSP ContestSpring has arrived and it’s time for a comment contest! Our friends at VSP Individual Vision Plans are awarding the following prizes to three lucky winners:

  • One 1-year Vision Insurance Plan
  • Two pairs of designer sunglasses

Maintaining a clear vision for your future can be as essential a part of launching your own business as is keeping your books or paying the bills – and our partners at VSP Individual Vision Plans want to help.

Besides offering top-notch individual vision plan coverage options for the self-employed (like many NFAA members), VSP is proving a resource to those in the space, from developing a Benefits Resource Guide, to sponsoring this contest and more!

Want in on the action?

How to Enter

This is a comment contest so all you have to do to enter is answer this question in the comments below:

How has your VISION for your future had a positive impact on your life or career?


  • “My vision is to become a New York Times bestseller and being focused on that goal helps me stay motivated to keep moving forward with book marketing.”
  • “I have always envisioned writing a book, so I finally turned my goal into reality. The manuscript is almost finished and the book will be out in November!”
  • “My vision is to raise more funds for my favorite charity, so I just launched a new fundraiser and we’ve already raised $5,000!”

Inspire us—and each other—by sharing your VISION!

Yes, it’s that simple. Share your vision in the comments below (100 words or less) and we will choose three winners at random. And while you’re at it, you are welcome to include a signature line in your comment so others can learn about you and your book (this is optional).


“My vision has always been to help people improve their quality of life, so getting my book published last year has been one of my greatest accomplishments!” -Winnie Writer, author of Get Happy Now!,

This contest will run from April 6, 2017 to April 14, 2017 at 12:00 midnight PDT. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

Additional Contest Guidelines

Open to legal residents of the United States, age 18 or older. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of California and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Entries that do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified. You may enter only once.

One grand prize winner will receive a vision plan from VSP for one year. Two additional prize winners will receive a pair of non-prescription sunglasses courtesy of VSP Vision Care. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by VSP. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Nonfiction Authors Association and VSP to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

About VSP:

VSP is the national leader in eye care benefits, and offers affordable individual vision insurance to people who don’t have employer-provided vision care. VSP serves 72 million Americans through individual and group plans. (That’s one in five people in the U.S.!) Individual vision plans can cost as low as $17 per month and members give the company a 95% overall satisfaction rating. A VSP individual vision plan includes annual benefits that cover:

  • A comprehensive eye exam
  • Prescription lenses with covered lens enhancements
  • A generous allowance for frames and/or contacts
  • A wide selection of brand name frames
  • Access to a network of more than 37,000 doctors

Visit for more details or to enroll in an individual vision plan today.

To enter, answer this question in the comment box below:
How has your VISION for your future had a positive impact on your life or career?

17 Comments on "Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!"

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  1. Linda Lohman says:

    In 1978, at 32 years old, my vision was to pursue
    a college degree. I took 28-32 units and
    graduated in 1980 with my BA. I wasn’t
    sure what the future held. But seeing over
    a dozen of my short stories published in Chicken
    Soup for the Soul books has sharpened
    my vision considerably.

  2. My “vision of the future” has actually BECOME my career. I speak about technology trends and earn my living by interpreting those trends for business executives around the world.

  3. My vision has always been to be the best wife and mom that I can be. I try my best each day to show my husband and son that they are loved, and are blessings to me. I support them in their work and with their passions. Doing this has made me a better person.

  4. My original vision, after graduating from college, was to be a history professor, helping students develop their critical thinking skills. I soon discovered the realities of the field. Later, after several marketing successes, my vision switched to writing a book to build my personal brand. About 7 years ago, after writing 40 books with over a million readers in 37 countries, a new vision emerged: to help new authors profit from my experiences and avoid the mistakes that newcomers often make. This vision satisfies my desire to both write and help others.

  5. Joey Garcia says:

    The vision I held for myself as a 20-something inspired me into a life interlaced with travel, art, and writing. I’ve been a featured reader at Shakespeare & Company in Paris and at LitCrawlSF, among others. For over 20 years, I’ve written a relationship advice column for a weekly newspaper. I’ve written thousands of magazine and newspaper articles, won awards for my poetry, prose and my book, “When Your Heart Breaks, It’s Opening to Love.” Now, a dear friend and I are launching The Belize Writers’ Conference in 2018, featuring two New York literary agents and a writing coach on faculty. The event is limited to 30 participants and will be held at a resort on the beach in Belize. I was born in that tiny Caribbean country and it makes me so happy to know that I will be contributing to elevating the literary arts in Belize. Vision is everything. It inspires, nourishes and guides. I’m grateful for the courage I’ve had to shape and hold a vision of what’s possible for me, and to continue toward that vision, until it becomes my reality.

  6. How has my vision for my future had a positive impact on my life or career. My vision as a Survivor has always been to help people if you have been abused or currently a victim of abuse and have not yet spoken out. I urge you to reach toward a safe person and speak your truth. You are too strong and courageous and deserve to live an abuse free life. Stand with me, no longer a victim but a survivor. A vision to Overcome Obstacles in the way and helps me, helps people improve and create a purpose that becomes my measurement for success. So getting my book published has been one of my strong and current vision connects with my passion and greatest potentials. Pamela Knight AUTHOR of Overcoming Obstacles Survivor!

  7. Ruth Varner says:

    My vision for the future is offered from a senior perspective. My passion is to share through my writing a positive view of life, of nature, and of daily experiences to counteract the immense negative views of the modern-day world. There is joy and inspiration to be found in simple, every-day experiences. The start of this vision is my book of short stories and poems titled “Vintage Blend, Seasoned by Life” published in 2016.

  8. My vision at 9 was to develop the antidote to defeat the toxicity of every day life.
    My vision propelled me to become a toxicologist and spend a significant part of my life in the laboratories, healthcare industry as well as connecting the dots between ancient philosophy, behavioral Science and neuroscience.
    It took me over 3 decades to find the antidote to the toxicity of every day life, and I will probably spend the rest of my life sharing what I learned with my fellow human beings.
    Thank you.

  9. As the managing editor of Do South Magazine, my vision is to connect to my readers by sharing hope and a sense of connection.

  10. Susan Bricker says:

    My original vision was to write the book that would speak to those that were wounded by their pasts. I knew my own anguish was meant to help others one day, those living in the similar circumstances. My vision is to write the words that help them with the healing I have obtained through my faith. I am currently working on completing my first book after writing for over twenty years. I want to honor my vision of helping those in need.

  11. Dozen Cody says:

    My vision is for peace throughout the entire universe!

  12. Camille Lombardi says:

    My vision for the future is to write that bestseller about the effects of death loyments on military families, and how PTSD leaves our troops stranded in the desert of their own minds. You cannot enact positive change in a soldiers life, unless you are a part of the solution that helps propell their future forward…

  13. Camille Lombardi says:

    My vision is to finally write that best seller about the often overlooked effects that long term deployments have on soldiers and their families. All too often, PTSD and nuanced changes in our returning troops are ignored – resulting in high divorce rates, and suicides among our military that increased from 6% before 9/11, to a heart breaking 18 – 22% today. The written word has the power to bring about positive change, that said, my future book would hopefully help bring our military men and women home again, by helping them bring these issues into our national conversation…

  14. Donna Hartley says:

    As a writer and illustrator mother and daughter team of a new children’s book series, our vision is to empower children to be confident, creative, and to embrace what makes them unique!
    -Mariah and Donna Hartley

  15. Donna Hartley says:

    Who am I? Does my life matter? I am writer and survivor of three near- death encounters, which all happened on three different March 1 dates, (think the universe was trying to tell me something!)My vision is to unravel the mysteries of why we are on this earth.
    I Funked Entrance to Heaven…Three Times

  16. Norma Elmore says:

    My vision for the future was to have a Doctorate in Education. I attained that goal and now I am working on understanding how orchestration motifs are used in German opera. Everything that I have accomplished was because of my vision.

  17. My vision is to show people how to turn beginner sewing skills into meaningful items that they’ll love using in their lives. Remembering that vision helps me stay on track.

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