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Essay ContestAwarding Students With Outstanding Essays

The Kansas Masonic Essay Contest has been in existence for 60 years and has awarded more than $300,000 statewide to deserving high school students. Each year, the Masonic Public School Essay Contest donates $12,000 to deserving high school students for their 300-500 word essays.

2023 Essay Contest Winners

The Kansas Masonic Essay Contest

We would like to encourage all high schools across the state to participate and have their juniors and seniors complete a 300-500 word essay. Many high schools often utilize this exciting program as a “class assignment” and then submit all of the essays for consideration.

  • Award Levels

    • 1st Place:  $4,000
    • 2nd Place:  $3,000
    • 3rd Place:  $2,000
    • 4th Place:  $1,000
    • Honorable Mention (Four Applicants Chosen):  $500 Each
  • Qualifications

    1. Any Junior or Senior attending a Kansas tax-supported public high school is eligible.
    2. Contact any Kansas Masonic Lodge (a list of the lodges is included in the essay contest brochure), Kansas Mason or your counselor for information.
    3. Essays will be judged on originality, research and development of the topic.
    4. The contestant must follow contest rules as to topic, number of words, etc.
  • Timeline

    If you meet the qualifications for the Kansas Masonic Essay Contest, please visit our website in late August  or early September to submit an essay via an online form that will be available at that time. Essays will need to be submitted on or before November 1st.  Grand Lodge of Kansas essay winners will be notified prior to March 1st.

    2023 Essay Contest Brochure

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Contest Questions?

We encourage you to contact your local Kansas Masonic Lodge. If you need help making contact with a Masonic Lodge near you, you may call the Grand Lodge of Kansas at (785) 234-5518.