National Right to Life Pro-Life Essay Contest

Senior Essay Contest – Grades 10 thru 12

Junior Essay Contest – Grades 7 thru 9

State Prizes:

First Place – $100
Second Place – $75
Third Place – $50

National Prizes:

First Place – $200
Second Place – $150
Third Place – $100

(Prizes awarded in each level)

Essays should address this question:

Why Are you Pro-Life?

Please follow these guidelines.

Essays should be submitted between December 20, 2023 and January 19, 2024. State winners will be entered in the National Right to Life Essay Contest.

Essays may be submitted to:

1446 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314

  1. Essays must be double spaced and pages numbered.
  2. Essays shall be 300 – 500 words in length.
  3. If typed, use no smaller than 12 pt font. If handwritten must be legible and in blue or black ink only.
  4. Use a cover sheet that includes; full name, full address, phone number, grade level, student date of birth, parent’s name and word count.
  5. By submitting an entry the contestant and parent agree: A. to allow publication of the winning essay, B. that the essay is original, but not copyrighted.
  6. Cite any sources used.
  7. Please do not include artwork, pictures or plastic covers.
  8. Please mail the essays, electronic submissions will only be accepted under special circumstances.
  9. Entries are accepted by mail only. 
  10. Deadline to enter the state contest is January 19, 2024.

Essays will be read and judged on originality, content, and accuracy. Each judge will rank essays #1 – #5. Essays ranked number 1, in a randomly selected group, will move to the second round. 

For more information please email or call Arkansas Right To Life at 501-663-4237.


Essay Contest Flyer