2020 High School Essay Competition

This fall, students in Grades 9-12, are invited to participate in a High School Essay Contest sponsored by Georgia Baptist Bible Drill and Speakers, Inc. The winner of this contest will receive a $500 scholarship to the college of their choice.

Topic: “Coffee with Three New Friends” – Write about a gathering/chat at a local coffee shop that you would host for yourself and three biblical characters (Old or New Testament). Why did you choose these three? Since you are the host you get to choose the topic(s) of conversation. Your title can be different from the topic as long as you stay on topic.)

Judging Criteria:

* Creativity  (Originality; thought provoking;)

* Grammar (Use proper sentence and paragraph structuring; correct punctuation and spelling)

* Scripture Based (Use Scripture which is meaningfully used and is applicable.)

* Evidence of Research: Minimum of 4 footnotes or endnotes and at least 3 bibliographical entries, Scripture can only be counted once in bibliography and twice in your footnote/endnote count. A separate bibliography is required.

* Length: Minimum of 750 words

Include a personal bio sheet with following information: name; address, email, phone, and church membership.

Use a PDF format when submitting your essay.

Deadline: December 1.

Use this link to submit your essay: https://www.dropbox.com/request/bKy96QBiIzLbuT5mv5H0

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