Essay Contests

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High School Essay Contest

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.

2022 Fall Essay Contest – Choose a topic from our list below:

How Recent World and National Events Have Affected My Faith

Where does Christian Stewardship Most Impact My Faith?

How Can I Best Express My Faith In My Relationships?

Judging Criteria: 

* Creativity  (Originality; thought provoking)

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

* Scripture Based (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

*Judges will take into consideration the Baptist Faith and Message as they judge any theological elements. Students may use the 1963 or 2000 version depending on their individual or church preference.

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

Your Essay will be submitted via the dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/request/gDPAesPzMVV9QblHSXMZ

Submit your essay as a pdf.

Deadline: December 1, 2022


College Essay Contest

Georgia Baptist Bible drill and Speakers, Inc. is sponsoring a College Essay Competition. The prize is a $500 scholarship to the College of your choice. This essay competition is open to current college students (undergraduate).*

2022 Fall Essay Contest – Choose from our list of topics below:

How Recent World and National Events Have Affected My Faith.

Where Does Christian Stewardship Most Impact My Faith?

How Can I Best Express My Faith in My Relationships?

Judging Criteria:

* Creativity  (Originality; thought provoking)

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

* Scripture Based (Scripture used meaningfully and is applicable)

* Evidence of Research: Minimum of 5 footnotes or endnotes and at least 4 bibliographical entries.
Scripture can only be used once in your bibliography count and twice as footnotes or endnotes count.  
A separate bibliography is required. 

* Length:  Minimum of 1000 words

*Judges will take into consideration the Baptist Faith and Message as they judge any theological elements. Students may use the 1963 or 2000 version depending on their individual or church preference.

Include a personal bio sheet with the following information: name; address, email, phone number; church membership, and college you attend.

Your Essay will be submitted via the dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/request/cg3JgvYdAi62zm8Ivvrc

Submit your essay as a pdf.

Deadline: December 1, 2022

*High School and College Students must be a resident of Georgia and/or a member of a Georgia Baptist Church. College Students who attend a Georgia University/College campus in person are also eligible.