Washington, DC — American Life League’s Culture of Life Studies Program will partner with the esteemed Institute for Excellence in Writing to host a pro-life essay contest. Students are invited to participate in the contest according to their age category—ages 12 and under or ages 13 to 18. Each category has a separate writing prompt. First-place winners in each category will receive $300 in cash, a pro-life T-shirt, and publication in American Life League’s Celebrate Life Magazine. Entries must be submitted by December 2.
Andrew Pudewa, founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, believes that a pro-life essay contest is a perfect way for students to practice the pro-life logic that they have learned in the classroom. He states: “What we most need today are young people who both know the truth and are learning to speak it effectively to a world that desperately needs it.”
CLSP content developer Mary Kizior states: “Students must go beyond simply knowing that abortion is wrong. They must learn how to eloquently express their pro-life beliefs and defend the most vulnerable members of society. In order to win the battle for life, our culture needs confident communicators of the pro-life message.”
With this essay contest, the Culture of Life Studies Program and the Institute for Excellence in Writing hope to encourage and empower the next generation of pro-lifers to speak out against the injustices of the culture of death. Visit prolifeessay.com for official contest rules, essay prompts, and to submit entries.
CLSP outreach coordinator Mary Flores is available for interview.
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American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown, a three-time appointee to the Pontifical Academy for Life. ALL is the oldest national Catholic pro-life education and advocacy organization in the United States. For more information, please visit www.ALL.org or call 540-659-4171.