4th Annual Writing Contest (Covid-19 Edition)

October 8, 2020
4th Annual Writing Contest (Covid-19 Edition)

The Question

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of other men —above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.”

A. Einstein – Living Philosophies

How has COVID – 19 made you realize the essential nature of human kind and the need to help each other, especially in a time of crisis?

The Rules

1200 – 1500 word essay of original thought (no more)

Double spaced, 12 pt font.

Name, Lodge Name and Number with title on front cover of essay

If using quotations please identify the sources.

<author> <date of resource> <title> <publication house>

The Dates

Entries will be received after November 30st until January 31st, 2021

Winners will be announced March 1st, 2021

The Prizes

Prizes of quality Masonic Books will be awarded to the First, Second and Third place papers. All entries will be eligible for a discount of $50 in the registration fees for the Ashlar College Educational Program.

Good Luck

All entries to cfoxon@shaw.ca

Chris Foxon, Dean Ashlar College

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