Welcome to the 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. Laws of Life values should lead to positive and life-affirming essays. The essays may describe and analyze the laws of life of individuals in history, literature or in their own life story.
Character.org will be assuming the administration of the contest as a national competition. Please contact Arthur Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Given the many adaptations that are made to teach safely during COVID, Laws of Life essay writing is suggested to help students focus on ethical values to persevere with optimism during these challenging times.
Please review the Laws of Life Program Handbook to be aware of essay writing guidelines for student essays. 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.
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 2019 and two essayists who read their essays.
Character.org is now administering the Laws of Life Essay Contest. Laws of Life essay judges include university faculty, newspaper reporters and other professionals committed to ethics and character. Essays are read by at least two judges. Judges are not provided the name of the essay author or their school. Scoring is completed, scores averaged and ranked and winners announced.
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.