The Lutherans For Life Council of Federation Presidents sponsors an essay contest each year for students in two grade categories: 6-8 and 9-12.

This contest is available for students in all states who attend a Lutheran school or a Lutheran church.

State essay contests precede the national essay contest. State essay winners in the two grade categories will be entered into the national contest. Note: Individual state rules may vary slightly so be sure to access those rules through the state links and listings below.

Some states have LFL State Federations. Texas and Minnesota are managed by regional directors whose contact information is included in the information below. If you are a student in a state without a federation, or in Wisconsin, you can participate through the Non-Federation Essay Contest.

We look forward to students across the nation participating in our contest and letting their voices be heard through their life-affirming essays!

Lutherans For Life State Federation Essay contests:

State Federations – Find links to state essay contest rules through the state federation links and contact info found on this page.

Minnesota and Texas Essay Contests:

2022 Minnesota Essay Contest Rules-Rubric (PDF)

2022 Texas Essay Contest Rules-Rubric (PDF)

Non-Federation/Wisconsin Essay Contest:

2022 Non-Federation Essay Contest Rules-Rubric (PDF)