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High school and college students in N.C. Senate District 4 are invited to enter the Democrats for Life of America’s essay contest — regardless of their political ties or personal views on abortion.
The office of state Sen. Milton F. “Toby” Fitch, D-Wilson, distributed a call for entries in the contest via email this week. Individual prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $500 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners.
Essays should be 500 to 800 words and respond to the following prompt: “Many people assert that the term ‘pro-life Democrat’ is contradictory. How would you respond to someone who makes this assertion?”
Democrats for Life of America essay coordinator Roger Morin stresses that students of any or no political affiliation are invited to submit entries.
“DFLA will evaluate each essay on strength of argument — not an individual’s personal or political position,” Morin writes in the call for entries.
The entry deadline is June 20 and contestants must be U.S. citizens to enter. For full rules and evaluation criteria and submission instructions, visit http://democratsforlife.org/index.php/essay-contest.