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National Right to Life 2024 Pro-Life Essay Contest Winners Announced

by | Feb 21, 2024

By Scott Fischbach, NRL Executive Director

The 2024 NRLC Essay contest is complete and the winners have been selected. Today we are running the winning Senior division essay followed on Thursday by the essays that finished second and third. The Junior division winner will be announced next week followed by the second and third place finishers.

The annual contest has two divisions – Junior and Senior – and each has three top winners: first, second and third place.

Each contestant was asked to write an essay of 500 or fewer words on the simple but fundamental question of “Why are you pro-life?”

The essays that came back covered a myriad of topics. The passion and eloquence these young people expressed in their pro-life views was very encouraging. By all accounts, the judges, who volunteer their time, felt that the overall quality of the essays was excellent this year.

The 2025 Pro-Life Essay Contest will again address “Why are you pro-life?” The Senior Division is for grades 10 – 12 while the Junior Division is for students in grades 7 – 9.  Essays should be submitted between December 20, 2024 and January 22, 2025.  All essays for the 2025 contest must be postmarked by January 22, 2025.

The Pro-Life Essay Contest is part of a number of programs from National Right to Life that are molding and empowering the future leaders of the pro-life movement. Those include the NRL Academy, NRLC Internships, the NRLC Oratory Contest, the Video Contest, and a host of pro-life leadership camps that are held by state and local NRLC affiliates.

We want to thank all of the contestants and their respective parents, teachers and schools for being a part of the 2024 National Right to Life Essay Contest.


Editor’s note. Over this week and into the next, NRL News Today will repost all six of the winning essays from the 2024 NRLC Essay contest. Today we are posting the first place winner in the Senior Division, grades 10-12, followed by the second and third place finishers on Thursday. Next week we’ll repost the three Junior Division winners which are grades 7-9.

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