Friars' Student Writing Awards 2016

  • December 1, 2015

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement-Graymoor and The Catholic Register are proud to present the 2016 Student Writing Award.

"Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God" (1 Peter 2:9)

Students should carefully read Scripture passage 1 Peter 2:1-10 and then submit a 500-word essay that answers the question: "Despite divisions in Christian unity, should Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans and Protestants all be considered a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people? Explain."

1st Place Prize: iPad Pro, 32GB

2nd Place Prize: Kobo Aura

The best essays will be edited by professional journalists and published in The Catholic Register and at

Contest Rules:

All submissions will be read by a panel including professional journalists, and judged on overall merit. Contestants must be 14-18 years of age, and currently enrolled in an Ontario secondary school or equivalent program. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length and submitted on or before the contest closing date.  Include your full name, email address, phone number, and name of your school on the front page of your essay.

Deadline for entries is January 8, 2016

For further information please contact: (416) 934-3400 x344 or (416) 934-3410 x404 or 1-855-441-4077.

Please send all submissions to:

The Catholic Register
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Toronto, ON
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