Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

St Peter’s KC Council 1208 invites all New Iberia area Catholic students in grades 8 through 12 to take part in the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest.  The Theme of the 2019 Contest is: “Discuss the meaning of Virtue and how you live and embody the virtue of Charity.”  The deadline for St Peter’s Council to receive essays is Tuesday, October 22, 2019.  $50 prizes (2) will be awarded to the two highest scoring essays we receive.

The Top Essay at each grade level (up to 5 essays) will be forwarded for District and/or Jurisdiction judging.  Winning essays at the Jurisdiction level go on to international competition.  Student eligibility is based on religious affiliation regardless of school attended.  St Peter’s Council 1208 will distribute promotional materials, entry forms, and contest rules.  More information is available at kofc.org/essay

GUIDELINES:  Essays must be the student’s original work and must reflect the assigned theme.  Essays MUST be typed and be 500 to 750 words.  The student’s name should appear ONLY on the official Catholic Citizenship Contest entry form, which must be stapled to the essay.  All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

JUDGING:  Essays will graded on a 100-point scale:

35 points Content – How clearly is the theme presented?

30 points Grammar – Does the essay reflect proper sentence and paragraph structure and utilize correct spelling?

35 points Style – Does the essay show creativity, imagination and  development of the topic in a compelling style?

Message sent by Roy Crews III  St Peter’s KC Council Financial Secretary    337 256-3209

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