MaryKnoll Essay Contest Due: November 16, 2020


Essay Theme:  “Civilization of Love”

Pope Francis calls us to build a “Civilization of Love.”

Students are to write an essay explaining what they think Pope Francis means by “a civilization of love.”  What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building  a civilization of love?  How will you build that civilization going forward?

500 to 750 words

The students English and theology teachers have the information.

2020 Essay Contest Prizes

The cash prizes for the winning entries in two divisions (grades 6 to 8 and grades 9 to 12):

  • $1,000 for each of the two first-place finalists
  • $300 for each of the two second-place finalists
  • $150 for third place

Deadline:  November 16, 2020

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