ESSAY ASSIGNMENT: Write an essay explaining how and with whom you share the good news of God’s love.

ENTRY: Entries should be 500–750 words. Note: Spelling and grammar count. Students may 1) submit essays online at (if 13 or older) OR 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 at

ELIGIBILITY: Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 Division II) are eligible. See for official rules.

DEADLINE: Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2019. First-place essays will appear in the May/June 2020 MARYKNOLL magazine. All winning entries will be published online at by April 1, 2020.

MAIL TO: 2019 Student Essay Contest, Division _____, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302
Call 1-914-941-7636, ext. 2487, or visit for more information.

Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible to enter Maryknoll’s 2019 Student Essay Contest.

Entry Deadline — Friday, November 15, 2019

Enter the 2019 Student Essay Contest online by filling out this form below:

2019 Essay Contest

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Under 13? We can't permit online entry to students 12 and younger—ALL students may send their essay by MAIL.

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Alternatively, students can mail their handwritten/printed essay to:
    2019 Student Essay Contest
    Division I (or II)
    P.O. Box 302
    Maryknoll, NY 10545
Mailed essays must be accompanied by a completed Contest Cover Sheet (PDF)