Welcome to Connecticut's Laws of Life Essay Program!
The Laws of Life Essay Program is a character education essay writing contest that includes students reflecting, writing and discussing their laws of life (ethical values) that help people live productive and meaningful lives. The contest is available to all Connecticut schools and students in grades 5-12. Those outside of Connecticut are invited to use any resource here to begin their own program.
Between now and January 30, 2019, coordinators (supporting multiple teachers) or teachers can register their class(es) to participate in Laws of Life. Coordinators or teachers will then identify their best essays (1 per 50 student writers) for submission to SEE by March 4, 2019 for statewide judging.
Early essay submissions are encouraged. Laws of Life essays are a great way to start a school year by identifying and discussing values that can help support a positive classroom environment.
Laws of Life concludes each year with a Celebration Dinner for the writers, their teachers and family. Pictured above are the top ten essay writers
that attended the celebration in 2018.
SEE is a non-sectarian 501(c)3 education organization that obtains meaningful financial support from public and foundation grants, fees for services, and gifts from those who support ethics in action. SEE is not affiliated with any religious organization and does not espouse or represent any specific religious belief.
About Laws of Life
Laws of Life Blog
Essay Submission Form
Judge's Scoring Guide
Judge's Scoring Form
2019 Celebration Invitation & RSVP
Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Director : (203) 783 - 4439
Program Coordinator : (203) 783 - 4436
326 West Main Street,
Milford, CT 06460