Lutherans for Life 2021 North Dakota Essay Contest

On behalf of the Board of Directors for North Dakota Lutherans for Life, we invite your Lutheran School or Church or Home School to participate in an Essay Contest in support of life.

The theme for this year’s essay contest is God Chose You from John 15:15:

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.”

Details for the Essay Contest and the Rubric for evaluating the essays in your school or church can be found at the bottom of this page.

Schools, we ask that you would include this Essay Contest in your curriculum or make it an extra credit assignment. Churches, we ask that you would include this Essay Contest in your Confirmation or Sunday School classes or as part of your Youth Group program.

Each school or church should select the best essay from their church or school from each of the two Grade Levels: Grades 6-8 (400 word maximum) and Grades 9-12 (750 word maximum) and submit them digitally using Microsoft Word or Google Docs to Pastor Matt Thompson at by April 1, 2021.

The first-place prize of $100 and a second-place prize of $50 will be awarded by North Dakota Lutherans for Life to the best two essays from each Grade Level. All first-place winners will have their essays submitted to LFL’s National Essay Contest with a chance to win $250, plus free Conference Registration to the 2021 Regional Conference of their choice, plus a one night stay at the Conference Hotel. Regional Conferences will be held in South Dakota, Nevada, and North Carolina this year.

God’s blessings to your church or school as you join with Christ in defending human life. And please contact me with any questions.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Matt Thompson, Board Member, ND Lutherans for Life,

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