Power of Story Essay Contest

Contest Overview and Topic

John Paul the Great Catholic University believes in the power of story to impact us in profound ways. Good stories can inspire and touch our souls; they bring freshness, life, understanding, and clarity to our experience. Stories draw us closer to God and to truth, beauty, and goodness. Story, in essence, is at the core of entertainment, which shapes our culture and society.

John Paul the Great Catholic University will award an all-expense paid two-night trip to our campus in San Diego to the top essays which answer these questions:

  • What story have you experienced (novel, short story, play, or film) that was particularly effective in drawing its audience closer to truth, beauty, and goodness?
  • What was it in the story and the craft of the artist that made it compelling?

Additional Contest Details

  • Contest Ends 3/6/2017
  • Essay length: 2-5 pages, double-spaced
  • Age Requirement: Student must be a junior or senior in high school when the essay is submitted.