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Maryknoll Essay Contest

The deadline for the 2014 Maryknoll Student Essay Contest has passed.  Winners will be notified by mid-February 2015.
Winning entries will be published online at by April 1, 2015.
Thank you for your interest in this annual contest, which is open to students in grades 6–12.

THEME: Speaking to young people as "architects of the future," POPE FRANCIS SAID,



ASSIGNMENT: Write a letter to Pope Francis telling him how you or young people you know have courage, go forward and make noise to build a better world.

RULES: Students in grades 6–8 (Division I) and grades 9–12 (Division II) qualify. Entries must be written in English, only one entry per student. Please specify the division to which the entry is being submitted. Children of Maryknoll employees, Associates and Affiliates are not eligible.

LENGTH: 500–750 words. Pages should be typed or neatly handwritten in ink and stapled. Note: Spelling and grammar count.

DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014. All entries become the property of Maryknoll and cannot be returned. First-place essays will appear in the May/June 2015 MARYKNOLL magazine. ALL WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE SENT TO POPE FRANCIS and published online at by April 1, 2015.

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to print the cover page.

2014 Student Essay Contest
Division _______
P.O. Box 302
Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302

1st place prize: $1,000 per division
2nd place prize: $300 per division
3rd place prize: $150 per division

STUDENTS IN DIVISION II ONLY: You may submit essays online by clicking here.

Call 1-888-627-9566, ext. 2368. Ask for Student Essay Contest.

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