St Francis Council #4401 of Our Lady Of Sorrows
23815 Power Rd, Farmington, MI 48336 For Members
St Francis Council #4401 of Our Lady Of Sorrows
23815 Power Rd, Farmington, MI 48336 For Members

2021 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Overview

All 8th Graders (OLS and Religious Education students) are invited to participate in the 2021-2022 Knights of Columbus (K of C) Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their Catholic faith through creative writing. The local contest is being hosted by St. Francis Knights of Columbus Council #4401.

Student essays must be original compositions of 500-750 words that address the following topic:

Describe everyday obstacles that you may have experienced or witnessed others experiencing while living a life of authentic faith. Explain how you have overcome these obstacles and how, by doing so, it has helped your faith to continue to grow.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” – James 1:2-4

Prizes
Cash prizes of $150 (1st Place), $100 (2nd Place) and $50 (3rd Place) will be awarded.  Essays must be in Word format and must be accompanied by a completed entry form, signed by the student and a parent/guardian.

2020 Award Winners
1st Place – Antonio Boukouris
2nd Place – Myrna Gilbert
3rd Place – Clare Norgard

Instructions

  1. Download the entry form by clicking here.
  2. Fill out the top portion of the entry form and have your parent/guardian sign.
  3. Scan or take a picture of the completed entry form. (Only the 1st page is needed. You do not need to include the 2nd page)
  4. Write your 500-750 word essay on the topic described above in a program such as Microsoft Word.
  5. Upload your essay file and entry form file below.

For technical assistance with your entry or problems related to your submission, please have your parent/guardian email gk4401@mikofc.org

For questions regarding the essay contest, topic, prizes, or judging, please have your parent/guardian email tprancour@gmail.com

Submit Your Essay

Student Name(Required)
Parent/Guardian Name(Required)

You can download the entry form from the link in the instructions above.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Essay should be 500-750 words on the topic described above.
Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.