Sisters who both were winners in the 2017 contests.
We're looking forward to the 2020 essay submissions!
Deadline to submit essays: Feb. 15.
2020 High School Essay Contest
- Eligibility: All Kentucky high school and home-schooled students, 9th–12th grades
- Essay shall be between 750-1000 words, typed and double-spaced, 12 pt. type.
- Pro-life essays shall be submitted on topic scope: abortion, assisted suicide/ euthanasia, destructive embryonic human life research or the intrinsic value of human life.
- Upload a .doc, .docx or .pdf document (We prefer no .page files) Form not yet online for file upload.
- Do NOT identify your name on your essay. All entrants are assigned numbers to assure anonymity as judges evaluate entries.
- Two Divisions: 9th–10th grades; 11th–12th grades.
- Please retain a copy of your essay.
- Essays shall be submitted no later than Feb. 15, 2020.
- Essays shall be judged based on:
- content - 25 points
- quality of arguments - 25 points
- grammar and spelling - 25 points
- creativity of approach - 25 points
- Prizes: $250 first prize, $150 second prize, $100 third prize (in each division)
Awarding of Prizes
- The three highest scores from each division will be determined to be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
- Essay winners will be notified by mail. Winners from each division will be published on the KRLA website.
- Decisions of the judges are final.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Essay Contest!
ALL judges commented that there were so many— in fact, ALL essays, were positively wonderful. Selecting only three winners for each division was HARD.
How encouraging to read the thoughts and the facts researched carefully by these students. Our pro-life future looks very bright when we see this knowledge and passion.THANK YOU to each student who submitted an essay.
- #1 In Defense of Choices by Kate Joseph, a Senior at Henry Clay High School in Lexington
- #2 Living Pro-Life by Emily Kenney, a Senior at Holy Angels
- #3 There is No Denying a Heartbeat by Emily Merrill, a Senior homeschooled through Christian Educational Consortium
- #1 My Body. My Choice. by Elizabeth Bramer, a Sophomore at Highlands Latin School
- #2 Giving America New Life by Colin Ingalls, a Freshman at Tapestry of Grace Homeschool
- #3 Never Got the Chance by Ellie Kenney, a Sophomore at Holy Angels
Some of the 2019 winners
“…Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has started its appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down a state abortion law...(HB454)” Thank you, Gov. Bevin!https://t.co/gCOtl9DZ0A— KY Right to Life (@KentuckyRTL) May 16, 2019