Record Staff Report
Children around the Archdiocese of Louisville are invited to reflect on vocations through essay and poster contests sponsored by the Serra Club, which promotes vocations, and the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Vocation Office. (Read last year’s winning essays.)
The Serra Club Essay Contest has been around for several years and it’s still open to children in grades seven and eight. New this year is a Vocations Poster Contest for children in grades four, five and six in lieu of an essay.
Students may submit one poster on 8.5×11 white paper or card stock with original work that answers the question, “How is God calling you?” Posters should promote vocations to the priesthood, religious, married or single life.
The essay contest is open to seventh- and eighth-graders who live in or attend a school in the archdiocese. They are asked to write an essay of 200 to 300 words on the theme “Bringing Christ to Others.”
Each submission, for both the essay and the poster contests, should be sponsored and reviewed by a teacher, catechist or youth minister before submission.
The contest begins Nov. 6 and the deadline is Jan. 4. Winners will be announced the week of Jan. 30.
The winning essay and poster will be awarded a certificate and $100. The winners’ teachers or sponsors will receive $50. The winners, along with his or her parents, also will be invited to a Serra Club luncheon.
The second-place prizes are $75 and third-place prizes are $50.
For entry forms and more detailed information, contact the Vocation Office at 636-0296 or email@example.com.