Next week is deadline for National Right to Life 2014 Pro-Life Essay Contest entries

 

By Jacki Ragan

essayEach year, National Right to Life sponsors a Pro-Life Essay Contest for students in grades 7-12.

For 2014 the essay should address the question, “Why I Am Pro-life.” The deadline for submission is January 22.

This is an excellent way to educate young people to the true meaning of abortion and how many lives are lost each year. With more than 3,300 abortions a day, many of their peers are not in their class room today because of abortion.

There are two separate competitions. There is a Senior Essay Contest for grades 10 – 12; and a Junior Essay Contest for grades 7 – 9.

Essays will be read and judged on originality, content, and accuracy. The announcement of winners will be announced as soon as possible, but judging time depends on the numbers of entries received.

What follows is a brief “how-to” so that you know how to submit your essay properly.

The essay should be double spaced with pages numbered, between 300 to 500 words in length. The font must be no smaller than 12 pt.

Use a cover sheet that includes: full name, full address, phone number, grade level, student date of birth, parents’ name and word count. All sources used must be cited and please do not include any artwork, pictures, or plastic covers. All essays must be mailed to Michelle Fischbach, 416 Burr St., Paynesville, MN 56362.

Essays must be postmarked no later than January 22, 2014.

First place winners will receive $200, Second place winners will receive $150, and Third place winners will receive $100. Prizes are awarded for both the Junior and Senior contests.

The two first-place essays will appear in the National Right to Life Yearbook and in National Right to Life News Today.

If you need additional information on the National Right to Life 2012 Pro-Life Essay Contest, visit www.nrlc.org/students/essaycontest