A Law of Life is a short, pithy saying or quotation that points to a core personal value or ideal. Often times, a Law of Life serves as a memorable and meaningful moral compass on a person’s journey through life.The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest asks students to select their own Law of Life, and to write about how it applies to their lives. In doing so, students reflect deeply and write from the heart about what they think matters most. The contest celebrates the students’ stories and their often profound reflections, and proudly presents significant cash awards to students and teachers.
The Georgia Laws of Life Essay contest provides one $100 winner per school and three $50 grade level winners for each school that meets the minimum participation requirements.To participate in the contest, a student must attend a high school that is registered with the contest for the current school year. All essays are submitted through the schools.
Rotary clubs operate the contest through the nonprofit Georgia Rotary Districts Character Education Program, Inc. Clubs support the Laws of Life contest financially and recognize winning students at local and district-wide meetings and conferences. Rotary clubs also supply volunteers who read and judge essays, who serve on the contest’s Board of Directors, and who volunteer their professional expertise to help build character and ethical literacy in our younger generation.