Each year the March for Life Education and Defense Fund sponsors essay, poetry and poster contests for students in junior high and high school as part of the annual March for Life activities in Washington, D.C. This year Finger Lakes Area Right to Life is sponsoring a similar contest for junior-high and high-school students.
The theme of the contest is “It Is the Duty of Each American to Uphold the ‘Life Principles’ for the Common Good of Self, Neighbor and Country — No Exception! No Compromise!” Entries must show that the student understands the principles of the theme, which must be treated in a positive way.
Essays should be no longer than 1,000 words and poems should be no longer than 30 lines. Posters should be 11 by 17 inches and include no more than two colors. They can include wording, line drawings and artwork but may not include photographs.
First-place winners in both high-school and junior-high divisions will receive $100, second-place winners will receive $75 and third-place winners will receive $50.
For more information, entry forms and a complete list of rules, contact Colleen Spellecy of Finger Lakes Area Right to Life at 315/539-3031.
Submissions, which must be received by Nov. 23, may be mailed to Spellecy at 19 State St., Waterloo, NY 13165.