2020 Maryknoll Essay Contest Rules
Essay Contest entries are closed for the year
2020 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love”
1st Place Prize:
$1,000 per division
2nd Place Prize:
$300 per division
3rd Place Prize:
$150 per division
Write an essay explaining what you think the pope means by “a civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will you build that civilization going forward?
Entries should be 500–750 words.
Note: Spelling and grammar count. Students may:
1) submit essays online (preferred method) at MaryknollSociety.org/Essay (if 13 or older)
2) mail essays to the address below. Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available below.
Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible.
Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2020. First-place essays will appear in the Summer 2021 MARYKNOLL Magazine.
All winning entries will be published online at MaryknollSociety.org/Winners by April 1, 2021 For more educational and catechetical resources, please visit https://discoveryourneighbor.org/.