Entries for Northwest Catholic’s fourth annual student essay contest are due Oct. 13. The three first-place essays will be published in the January/February 2017 issue of the magazine. Each winner will receive $150 and a $500 grant for the teacher of his or her choice.
The contest is open to students enrolled in Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle. Essays should answer the following question: “Has God ever made you stop and say ‘Wow’?” Word limits are as follows: grades K–5: 250 words; grades 6–8: 350 words; grades 9–12: 500 words.
Essays will be judged on content, creativity and mechanics (organization, grammar, spelling). Most importantly: Be authentic. Don’t be boring.
Entries should include the student’s name, contact email address, school name (and city), and grade level. Note: If the contest is used as an all-class or all-school assignment, teachers should choose up to three essays from each class to enter. Individual entries are welcome.
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