Enter our 2016 Student Essay Contest

2016 Student Essay Contest
ESSAY ASSIGNMENT — We invite students (grades 6-12) to write an essay explaining why it is so important to heed the Pope’s call, and give at least two examples of what you or others are doing to care for the earth.

The pope calls on us ALL to respect and stop exploiting our common home.

Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) are eligible to enter Maryknoll’s 2016 Student Essay Contest.

Entry Deadline — November 11, 2016

You may enter the 2016 Student Essay Contest online by filling out this form below:

2016 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:
    2016 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)
Laudato Si - Pope Francis
Pledge to care for Mother Earth