Children in grades four to eight are invited to take part in the annual Vocation Essay and Poster Contest sponsored by the Serra Club of Louisville and the Archdiocese of Louisville Vocation Office.
In the poster contest this year, students in grades four through six are asked to create a poster that promotes vocations to the priesthood, consecrated religious life, permanent diaconate, married life or single life. The poster should be submitted on 8.5- by 11-inch white paper or card stock. Cutouts or pasted pictures are not accepted.
In the essay contest, students in grades seven and eight are asked to answer one of the following questions:
- “If God were to text you, ‘Come follow Me,’ what would be your response?”
- “What clues from God should you look for as you are discerning your vocation in life?”
Entrants are encouraged to interview a priest or member of a religious order and write about what they learned. Essays should be 200 to 300 words, typed in standard black typeface and doubled spaced.
Religion teachers, catechists and youth ministers at parishes and schools may serve as a sponsor for students who submit artwork or an essay.
A first-place winner in each category will receive $250 and a certificate. A second and third place winner will also be chosen in each category.
Posters and essays should be submitted to the vocation office by Jan. 10 and the winners will be notified after Feb. 1.