For students in Grades 6 through 12: Any Lutheran student in a Lutheran school or church is eligible. Lutheran students may also enter through a home school or congregation e.g. confirmation class, youth group when validated by a pastor or teacher. Contest Guidelines: Students will write a life-affirming essay based on the theme: “God Chose You” using the Bible verse: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit”. (John 15:16) Copies of the Essay Rules and Rubric are on the tables in front of the secretary’s office. Essays should be submitted by April 1, 2021.