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Essay Contest

posted Feb 19, 2010, 11:47 AM by Council Geek   [ updated Jan 20, 2011, 11:03 AM ]
“How does the power of prayer play a role in your life today?”
This is the topic for this year's Knights of Columbus - Essay Contest.  Essays will be accepted from youth in the following age/grade level groups:
  • Level #1- Grades 6-7-8,
  • Level #2- Grades 9-10-11-12
Submissions must also successfully meet the following guidelines:
  • Essays must reflect the theme "How does the power of prayer play a role in your life today?"
  • Essays must be submitted by Sunday, March 21, 2010.
  • Essays must be the original work of the submitter.
  • Essays must be between 300 and 600 words.
  • Submitters name should appear only on the Entry Form (see below) which should be attached to /sent with the submission.
  • All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.
  • Essays may be submitted either electronically or typed on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, single-sided, double-spaced, with 1” margins.
Essays will be judged by a panel of three Knights, from Council 10963, with the highest scoring from each level winning advancing to the State Youth Director for judging in a state-wide contest.  Council winners will have their essays posted here on the OSP Knights website as well be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Our Lady of Grace Bookstore in Ann Arbor.

Submissions can be attachmented, along with the Entry Form, to an email and sent to or, in an envelop, dropped off at the parish office.  Please label the envelop or email submissions as "KofC Essay Contest Entry"

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