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  Ulster County CYO Essay Contest

The Contest is open to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.


Essay must be 650 words or less. Essays will be judged on content as it pertains to the topic, spelling, and grammar.


A 3 x 5 inch index card with the author’s name, address, telephone number, grade, county and name of school or parish must be affixed to the essay.


1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be judged on the Archdiocesan level. Winners of the Archdiocesan Contest will be personally invited to attend the Archdiocesan Art & Essay Awards Ceremony that will be held on May 18, 2018 at 1011 First Avenue at 7pm.


Submission Deadline:                Friday April 27th, 2018                                         


  • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.

  • Who in your life has been your biggest influence and why?
  • How has CYO involvement been beneficial and impacted you in a positive way?
  • In what aspect of young peoples lives has social media been most productive?