Lord, we ask you to bless all contestants present here today.
Bless everyone so that each would have the sportsmanship needed to be great winners and gracious losers.
Bless all contestants that your Divine Spirit would guide them through all the phases of this contest.
Grant them physical, spiritual and mental strength that they may need to win this contest. Let them realize that winning is not everything; that it is the journey in getting there that matters.
Help them discern your love through the process so that they may purify their souls and spread your word of good cheer.
May these activities strengthen their brotherly love for one another and develop camaraderie among the contestants.
All these we ask through your mighty name.