The annual Paul R. Kach, 33° Essay Competition awards $300 to each Region Winner (2 Region Winners from each of the 10 Regions) and $1,200 for the National Winners (2 National Winners). For the two National Winners, their combined winnings are $1,500.

The 2017 Kach Essay Theme:  “How has DeMolay made you a better son and leader?”

DeMolay was founded by Dad Frank S. Land to help build “better sons, and in turn, better men and better leaders….”  How has DeMolay made you a better son and leader?  How will you be a better man for having been a DeMolay?  How do you share the value you have received from DeMolay with others?

DeMolay members may complete the essay online at    Please email essays to Northern California as well at

Sponsored by The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry | Southern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, this is an official program of DeMolay International and acknowledges authority and yields allegiance to DeMolay International, of which Frank S. Land was Founder.