The Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture at the University of Portland exists to explore and deploy the fruits of faith, reason and imagination that constitute the Catholic intellectual tradition. We are especially committed to awakening and celebrating those gifts in young people, hence this annual essay contest, in which participants are encouraged to integrate faith, reason and the intellectual craft of writing a personal essay i. The prompt for the contest is:
Write about his or her life and work and why he or she was important to the Church and country. Students may choose a person who was born outside of North America, but who did their important work in North America.
Choose a country other than your home country, that you would like to visit. Choose an historical event that occurred between A. This could be a war, a single battle in a war, a plague, the coronation of a king, the passage of a law or decree, an ecumenical council, a revolution, an invention, a birth or death, a marriage, etc.
Describe the event, the key players, its outcome and how it changed history. Teachers may only submit 5 essays, per division, per school. While we want to have every student continue to participate and enjoy the opportunity to write and learn more about history, we are asking the teachers to select the best 5 essays for submission.
We will continue to send a letter thanking every member of the class for participating. For further questions please email: Winning essays will be published on the CTP website and social media.
For the high school divisions, essays should be at least words, but no more than 2, words.
Essays should be typed, double spaced, 11 pt in Times New Roman font. If essays are e-mailed, they must be in PDF format. If you quote another author either from a book or the internetyou must cite that author in a footnote or an endnote.
Essays that are suspected of plagiarism will be disqualified. Essays must include a bibliography or simple list of sources used.
Wikipedia may not be used as the primary reference material. Wikipedia is useful for an initial familiarization with a topic, but it is not considered a reliable source in academic circles. A Wikipedia article can be useful in providing reference to books and articles which can be used for further research.
An Entry Form must be filled out and attached to each essay. Homeschool Entry Form right-click and Save As to download Please choose from the links above to download your entry form.
Download the form to your computer and then fill it out. Save the completed form and then send it by email to contest catholictextbookproject. All mailed essays must be postmarked by midnight, November 16, All e-mailed essays must be received by midnight, November 16,EST.
Essays can be mailed via USPO to:ND Students Sweep Essay Contest Each year the Red River Optimist Club holds a letter-writing contest entitled “Why My Grandparent is Special to Me.” The contest is open to all students in grades in Wichita Falls and the surrounding region.
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Chris Kim, a fifth-grader from Notre Dame Academy in Palisades Park, won second place in a nation-wide essay competition. The contest is called "Dear George Catholic Schools in . Essay Winner: Why a Catholic Education Is Important: Luke Waggoner, 8 th Grade, St.
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