Essay Contest

Congratulations to International Essay Contest Runner-up!
Caroline Kuttner - Council 4849, Aurora

2020-21 Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest

Discuss how trusting in God during a difficult time has helped you or someone you know find the strength and hope to endure it.

In an essay of 500-750 words, consider especially those times when it was a challenge to understand why something was happening. Consider also sharing any lessons about faith and hope you or someone you know may have learned from this experience. "Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy." (1 Peter 1:8)

This contest encourages today’s youth to be more connected to their community and their faith.


July/August: Councils, assemblies order Knights of Columbus Essay Contest Kits from the Supreme Council Office.

August/September: Councils, assemblies contact schools to secure cooperation. At this time the date, place and means of recognizing winners should be determined.

September: Students write essays. Essays should be submitted to judges by September 30.

October: Judges review essays for council level.

November: Judges review essays for regional and or state level.

December: State champion essays submitted to Supreme for international judging by December 15

January: International Essay Contest Winners announced by the Supreme Council Office

Contact Info

Roy Lorenz, Essay Chariman

cell: 779-537-1912

Contest Forms & Info