NCR Writing Contest for High School Students

The National Catholic Reporter, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, has announced a writing contest for high school juniors and seniors. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and have his or her essay published in NCR.  The second-place winner will receive a $500 award and the third-place winner will receive a $250 award, and their essays will be published online. Here is some additional info:

The theme of the contest is “New Faces, New Voices, New Ways of Being Church.”

National Catholic Reporter is celebrating its 50th year as an independent religious news publication.  An important aspect of this celebratory year is a writing contest for high school juniors and seniors.

The essays should respond to the following prompt with original ideas and creative thought:  In 300-500 words, briefly reflect on your experience of change and growth in the church and describe your hope for the church in the years ahead.  In your response, please give significant attention to ideas about ways you can reach out to new faces and new voices to create a stronger, more vibrant church.

Please submit responses to essay@ncronline.orgEssays are due January 30, 2015.  

The rest of the info on the contest can be found here.