The International Alliance of Catholic Knights is announcing an International Essay Competition for young people in the last three years of Secondary School.
The competition will be run nationally by the Orders in the counties below: The winner of each national competition will go forward to the International Competition
United States of America: the Knights of Peter Claver.
Ireland (including Northern Ireland): Knights of St. Columbanus.
Great Britain: Knights of St. Columba.
Nigeria: Knights of St. Mulumba.
Australia: Knights of the Southern Cross
New Zealand: Knights of the Southern Cross.
The Gambia: Knights of Saints Peter and Paul.
Mauritius: Knights of Our Lady Queen of Peace
Ghana: Knights of Marshall.
Austria. Knights of St. Virgil.
Each Order will make their own announcement regarding the national competition
The essay will be on the following subject: Walking in joy to serve the Lord” – a young person’s perspective on living the Good News of the Gospel in today’s world.
Competition is open to boys and girls in the final three years of secondary school.
The essay must be in the English language.
The entry must be typewritten double-spaced font Arial size 14
The entry may be submitted in either MS. Word or PDF format.
The essay should have a minimum length of 1200 words and a maximum of 2000 words. The essay must be relevant and the author must demonstrate an understanding of the topic.
Identify references and quotations where used.
Plagiarism is not acceptable.
CRITERIA FOR ADJUDICATION
Quality and Imagination in expressing views and the use of good language is paramount
Good use of grammar, punctuation etc
Suggestions on facing/tackling the challenges
Provide evidence of research to support their points of view
Formal National and International Announcement: October 2018
National competitions to conclude by: 28 February 2019
Announcement of international winner Easter 2019
Further details may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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