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Magazine Teen Writing Contest


Who:     High school age Catholic youth (14-18 years old)


What:     Tell us why you think it is important to choose your friends wisely. Be sure to include a Scripture reference in your essay. (Possible ideas are Sirach 6:7 or 6:14, or Proverbs 18:24.)

What:    Short essay (500 words or less)

Why:    Share your thoughts, become a published author in a future edition of The Family Apostolate Magazine, and win a $50 prize.

When:     Submissions due by August 31, 2021

The Details: 
There will be one prize awarded. Winner will be notified by email after judging period ends (October 1, 2021) and award will be mailed after confirmation of acceptance of award. Please check that all information is entered accurately otherwise you may be disqualified. 

Thank you for your interest in participating in this essay contest. We look forward to hearing from you!  If you have any questions, please contact The Family Apostolate at

Enter the teen writing contest
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Before uploading your essay, please check that the following requirements are met:

1)  The file is Microsoft Word
2)  The title of your essay is the file name. 
2)  The essay title is included in the header of your document.
3)  Your name is not contained in the file itself so that judging can be anonymous and unbiased.

The essay is my own completed work. I did not copy any portion of the essay from another person's work. I agree that if my essay is chosen as the winner, it may be published in The Family Apostolate Magazine.


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