Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

The St. Theresa Knights of Columbus 2657 Council, is sponsoring a 'Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest'.

The contest is open to all Catholic Students, in public, private or parochial schools in grades 8-12.

Contest Entry forms will be provided to St. Theresa Catholic School, as well as the St. Theresa Church Parish office.

  1. The contest essay theme is "How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action".
  2. (Examples include putting your Catholic faith in actions through daily family prayer, volunteering to help needy in community, reminding those in your life how much they mean to you, etc.)
  3. Essay must be student’s original work.
  4. Essay must be typed on an 8/5x11 paper one sided, double spaces with 1" margins.
  5. Essay should consist of 500-750 words.
  6. The student’s name should appear only on the official KofC Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest entry form, signed by parent/guardian, and stapled to essay.
  7. One winning entry from each grade will advance to the next level of competition.
  8. Deadline for essay entry is Monday, October 29. Returned to St. Theresa Catholic School or the St. Theresa Church Parish office.
  9. Essays will be judged on a 100 point scoring system:
  • 35 points for theme clarity.
  • 30 points for proper sentence and paragraph structure, and proper spelling.
  • 35 points for creativity, imagination, and style
  1. Each Diocesan Winners in each grade level will receive a plaque.
  • All State Runner-ups in each grade level receive a $100 check and certificate.
  • All State Winners in each grade level receive a $200 check and plaque.
  1. All State Winning essays compete in the KofC Supreme Essay Contest
  • The top international winner in each grade level receives $300.
  • Two Runners-up in each grade level will receive $100 each.


More information can be found via the link below:


Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Form