Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

From: 2023-10-01 01:00:00
To:2023-10-01 01:00:00

  • 2023 Catholic  Citizenship Essay 

  • Eligibility:

  • The Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest is open to all Catholic students - in public, private, or parochial schools - in grade 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 during the current school year.
  • Guidelines:

  • Essays must reflect the assigned theme and topic, and submitted by the published deadline.
  • Essays must be the student’s original work.
  • Essay must be typed on 8 1/2” X 11” paper, student's name should appear only on the offical Catholic Citizenship Essay entry form, which must be stapled to the essay.
  • All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.
  • Email the essay and the offical Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest entry form by October 29 to:
    • Email: or
    • Mail:     Sam Gonzalez 
    •              84 Bradford Circle 
    •              Sugar Land, Tx. 77479
    • Or drop off at the church office



  • In an essay of 500-700 words, How can the Church evangelize in the digital age?

    In Bibical times, the only way to "carry" good news was to bring it physically, walking from one place to another.  Technology advances, however, have opened up numerous additional communications channels, all of which we can use to amplify the rate at which we spread the Word. - Romans 10:14-15   

    Contest Levels & Awards:

    Council Level – KC 4204 Sugar Land 

    • All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
    • Place certificates will be given to the first, second, and third place winners in each grade.
    • $50 will be awarded to first place winners in each grade.

    First place essays will automatically be forwarded to the next levels of competition: District, State, and International.

    International Level

    There will be a 1st place winner and 2 runner up winners for each grade level.

    • 1st Place - $300
    • Runner ups - $100


    • The winners at the council level will be notified by a representative of the Knights of Columbus #4204 in November.
    • The winners at the International Level will be notified by the Knights of Columbus State Deputy in March 2024.


    Entry Form  (**Must send in with the essay**)

    Send your essay and entry form by October 29 to: or drop it off at the St. Theresa's Church office.


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