Pro-Life Essay Contest

2019 Pro-Life Essay Contest

October 1st – December 6th

The Culture of Life Studies Program is teaming up with the Institute for Excellence in Writing to offer students the chance to express their pro-life beliefs and win cash prizes and awesome pro-life gear!

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

We’re awarding over $1700 in prizes (including cash and pro-life gear)!

See official rules and the submission link below. Contact Mary Flores at 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 500-800 words (3-5 paragraphs) 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 (5-7 paragraphs) responding to the essay prompt. Have your parent, legal guardian, or teacher submit your essay using the form on this page.

Deadline: December 6

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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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