Pro-Life Essay Contest

The 2019 Pro-Life Essay Contest

Has Ended. Entries are no longer being accepted.

Winners will be announced in January.

Thank you to all of the students who worked so hard to share their pro-life witness. 

 

Contact Mary Flores at m    mflores@cultureoflifestudies.com with any questions.

Contest Theme: The Visitation

Category 1

(3rd-4th grade)

(5th-6th grade)

 

Essay Prompt:

In the Gospel of Luke, we read about Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary at the Visitation: “At the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.” Still a preborn baby, John the Baptist already understood that he was in the presence of Jesus. How is a preborn baby just like you and me? And how can you participate in building a culture of life by helping others see that preborn babies are human beings just like you and me?

Write 400-800 words responding to the essay prompt. Have your parent, legal guardian, or teacher submit your essay using the form on this page.

Deadline: December 6

Category 2

(7th-8th grade)(9th-10th grade)

(11th-12th grade)

 

Essay Prompt:

When Mary, pregnant with Baby Jesus, visited her cousin Elizabeth, Elizabeth knew immediately that Mary was carrying the Son of God. Elizabeth greeted her with these words: “For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.” How would you explain to a peer who claims to be “pro-choice” that from the very moment God creates a preborn baby he/she is a human being with value and dignity and who deserves both the chance to live and our protection without exception?

Write 800-1200 words responding to the essay prompt. Have your parent, legal guardian, or teacher submit your essay using the form on this page.

Deadline: December 6

Prizes

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given for the following grade groups:

(3rd-4th), (5th-6th), (7th-8th), (9th-10th), and (10th-12th)

Over $1700 in prizes will be awarded this year!

 

1st Place

100% Pro-Life Sweatshirt and T-shirt

Life Runner T-shirt

$200

Assortment of pro-life stickers

Publication on cultureoflifestudies.com

 

2nd Place

100% Pro-Life Sweatshirt

Life Runner T-shirt

$75

Assortment of pro-life stickers

Publication on cultureoflifestudies.com

 

3rd Place

100% Pro-Life T-shirt

Life Runner T-shirt

$25

Assortment of pro-life stickers

Publication on cultureoflifestudies.com

Pro-Life Essay Contest Rules

 

  • Submissions must be the original and previously unpublished work of the student.

  • Use only your own work; plagiarism is not tolerated.

  • Only one entry permitted per contestant.

  • Only essays that respond to the essay prompt will be considered.

  • The contest is open to students in grades 3-12.

  • All essays must be submitted by a parent, legal guardian, or teacher.

  • All submissions become the sole property of Light and Shield Ministries’ Culture of Life Studies Program, which reserves the right to edit submissions for publication.

  • We accept electronic submissions only; you can submit your entry below. If you have any trouble let us know and we’ll help. 

  • Use the Google form to submit all contact information. 

  • Deadline: December 6, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. We will notify contestants of the results during the month of January, 2020.

  • If you are a school submitting a large number of essays please contact us and we can help you submit all essays as one large document. 

Essay Format

  • Center the essay title at the top of the first page.

  • Double space all text.

  • All text must be 12 pt. font and Times New Roman is preferred. 

  • Outside sources are optional and do not increase a student’s chance of winning. If a student wishes to quote from a work not referenced in the essay prompt for his category, he must cite the source. Visit owl.english.purdue.edu/owl for more information about how to use MLA citations in the body of the essay as well as on a Works Cited page.

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