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2022 Archbishop’s Summer Essay Contest

THE CHALLENGE

For the 2022 Contest the Archbishop invites entrants to submit an essay telling how the church can effectively deal with controversial social issues of the day, while being true to the gospel and remaining loving to the people?” These topics could relate to but are not limited to the following:
  • Self-adopted sexual identity
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Censoring or canceling people
  • Group-think
  • Tolerating criminal behavior
  • Abortion as birth control

WHO MAY ENTER

The Clergy Category is open to ACNA priests and deacons. The Lay Category is open to lay persons who are active members of an ACNA church.

PRIZES

For Clergy Entrants
1st Prize $2,500; 2nd Prize $1,500; 3rd Prize $1,000
 
For Lay Entrants
1st Prize $2,500; 2nd Prize $1,500; 3rd Prize $1,000
 
All winners will receive a trophy and a letter of commendation from the Archbishop. First Place essays will be published at the ACNA website and as free digital downloads at anglicanhousepublishers.org. Other winners may be selected for publication as well.

SPONSORSHIP

The Annual Contest is presented by Anglican House Publishers, a Ministry Partner of the Anglican Church in North America.

JUDGING THE CONTEST

The contest will be judged in the blind by a panel of Anglican House board members and authors.

METHODOLOGY

Submissions will be assigned a numeric code to facilitate the blind judging process.

CRITERIA

Essays will be judged on these points:

  • Insights
  • Balance
  • Clarity
  • Feasibility

DEADLINE

6:00 p.m. EST August 31, 2022. Winners will be announced not later than November 30, 2022.

SUBMISSIONS

Essays must be submitted as Word documents not exceeding 2,500 words. Click on ESSAY CONTEST at anglicanhousepublishers.org for the Contest Rules. Submission before the absolute deadline is encouraged to avoid swamping the judging process.

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