2018 Prolife Essay Contest

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This contest is for students in grades 7–12.

7th–8th Grade Instructions

Students in grades 7 and 8 should write a 300–500 word pro-life essay on the topic “How would you give a pro-life response to your peers (classmates) who think abortion should continue to be legal and accessible to everyone who wants one?”

9th–10th Grade Instructions

Students in grades 9 and 10 should write a 300–700 word pro-life essay on the above topic or on the following subjects: abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, or assisted suicide.

11th–12th Grade Instructions

Students in grades 11 and 12 should write a 600–1000 word pro-life essay (necessary to meet the 5-7 minute time requirement for the state oratory contest) on any of the above topics. At the judges’ discretion, and with the consent of the contestant, the first- and second-place winners from the Grade 11 & 12 division may be entered into the Indiana Right to Life State Oratory Contest!

Cash prizes will be awarded in each grade division as follows:

  • First Place = $100
  • Second Place = $50
  • Third Place = $25

Essay Contest Rules 2018

      1. The contest is open to all students who are currently in grades 7 through 12 or equivalent, who are residents of or attend school in Howard County, Indiana.
      2. All entries must be typed, double-spaced in 12-point font.
      3. Entries for grades 7 and 8 must be 300–500 words in length.
      4. Entries for grades 9 and 10 must be 300–700 words in length.
      5. Entries for grades 11 and 12 must be 600–1000 words in length.
      6. Entries must follow the general rules of English grammar.
      7. Factual information must be current, with references cited.
      8. The essay must be based on pro-life principles. Others will be disqualified.
      9. The student’s name, school, phone number, email address (if applicable), grade level, and gender, must be neatly printed or typed at the top of the back of each page, with no identifying information on the front of the page.
      10. Only one entry may be submitted per student.
      11. Entries must be received by Saturday, March 31, 2018.
      12. Entries may be emailed as a Word or text document to howardcortl@gmail.com or may be mailed or hand-delivered to:

      Criterion Water Labs
      Attn: Essay Contest
      329 E. Firmin Street
      Kokomo, IN 46902

 

This information is also available as a pdf: 2018-howardcortl-essay-contest

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Howard County Teens for Life Kickoff

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Friday, March 3rd, 3:15PM, Greentown Public Library Community Room

Join us at Howard County Teens for Life for our kickoff event! We’ll be getting together throughout the school year to learn more about the unborn and how we can give them a voice.

For more information, check out Howard County Teens for Life’s Facebook page!

2017 Prolife Speech Contest

Why does every human life matter?

This is one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask.

Take the plunge and write a speech about a life-and-death issue from a prolife perspective. You may be surprised at what you find.

If you’re a middle schooler or high schooler in Howard County, you are more than welcome to enter our 2017 Prolife Speech Contest!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59PM Friday, March 31st, 2017.

Students in grades 7 and 8 should write a 300 to 500 word pro-life essay on the topic:

How would you give a pro-life response to your peers (classmates) who think abortion should continue to be legal and accessible to everyone who wants one?

Students in grades 10 and 11 should write a 300 to 700 word pro-life essay on the above topic or:

Abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, or assisted suicide.

Students in grades 11 and 12 should write a 600 to 1000 word pro-life essay (necessary to meet the time requirement for the state oratory contest) on any of the above topics.

Deadline for entries is March 31, 2017.

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Tell your friends at school, youth group, or Sunday School! We’d love for everyone in Howard County to know about this opportunity!

Guidelines

  • All students in grades 7–12 who live or attend school in Howard County are
    eligible to compete
  • Students will compete in a group based on their grade
    • Group A: Grades 7–8
    • Group B: Grades 9–10
    • Group C: Grades 11-12
  • Students will submit a 250-300 word essay to howardcortl@gmail.com by 11:59PM Friday, March 31st, 2017
  • The email with the essay will list the student’s grade, school, and phone number
  • After the essays are screened, students with winning essays will be invited to present their essays as a speech
  • The winning speakers will be given cash prizes, as shown below:
    • Grades 7–8: $100 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), $25 (3rd place)
    • Grades 9–10: $100 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), $25 (3rd place)
    • Grades 11–12: $100 (1st place), $50 (2nd place), $25 (3rd place)
  • The top two winners in 11–12th grade will advance to the statewide speech
    contest sponsored by Indiana Right to Life

If you have any questions, email us at howardcortl@gmail.com!