Friars' Student Writing Awards 2018

  • December 1, 2015

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement-Graymoor and The Catholic Register are proud to present the 2018 Student Writing Award.

"Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power." (cf. Exodus 15:6) 

Students should carefully read Scripture passage Exodus 15:1-21 and then submit a 500-word essay that responds to the question: 

Just as the Israelites sought delivarance from enslavement, in contemporary society the dignity of all people is threate ned by new enslavements to poverty, violence, injustice, additions. In what ways can Christians of all denominations work together to stave off these assaults to human dignity? Explain. 

Additional information fo the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 can be found at:

1st Place Prize: iPad Pro, 128GB

2nd Place Prize: Kobo Aura H20

The top three essays will be edited and published in The Catholic Register

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 Monday, January 8, 2018.

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For further information please contact: (416) 934-3400 x344 or (416) 934-3410 x403 or 1-855-441-4077.

Entries may be submitted by:


The Catholic Register
1155 Yonge St. Suite 401
Toronto, ON
M4T 1W2

or Email:

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ATTN: "Writing Award"
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When will the winners be announced?

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Love to take part in writing competitions in which students can be awarded for their skills. As a university student it further helps me to write quality and knowledge full essays and presentations. Mate it's fabulous to know that news from you.

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Good luck to all the participants.

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could you provide me link about this award from where i can read more about this.

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