2021 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest
Topic: Sharing Good News
1st Place Prize:
$1,000 per division
2nd Place Prize:
$300 per division
3rd Place Prize:
$150 per division
Today the world seems full of “bad news” stories that
tell of people expressing hatred, violence, discrimination and other evils demonstrating the worst of humanity. But there are many people who are making the world a better place.
Write an essay sharing a “good news” story from your own life and explain how it reflects the “good news” message of Jesus.
Entries should be 500–750 words.
Note: Spelling and grammar count. Students may:
1) submit essays online by completing the form below (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 15, 2021. First place essays will appear in the Summer 2022 Maryknoll magazine.
All winning entries will be published online at MaryknollSociety.org/Winners by April 1, 2022 For more educational and catechetical resources, please visit https://discoveryourneighbor.org/.
MAIL TO: 2021 Student Essay Contest, Division __, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Call: 1-914-941-7636, ext. 2487
Mailed essays should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET available here.