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The Archbishop’s Summer Essay Contest

 

THE CHALLENGE

For the 2021 Contest, the Archbishop invites entrants to submit an essay that provides a Biblical and Theological perspective on pandemics. While there have been pandemics throughout history, and in the history of the Church, no one who is alive today has experienced anything like it.

WHO MAY ENTER

The Clergy Category is open to priests and permanent deacons of at least three years experience. The Lay Category is open to lay leaders with at least three years of leadership in a local congregation.

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

SPONSORSHIP

The Annual Contest is presented by Anglican House Publishers, the registered trade name of Anglican House Media Ministry, Inc., a Ministry Partner of the Anglican Church in North America. Additional funding by an anonymous donor is gratefully acknowledged. All winners will receive a trophy and a letter of commendation from the Archbishop.

JUDGING THE CONTEST

The contest will be judged in the blind by a panel of outside members of the Anglican House Board of Directors, i.e., board members who are neither officers of the ministry nor active in management.

METHODOLOGY

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

CRITERIA

Essays will be judged on these points:

  • Thesis
  • Balance
  • Clarity
  • Coherence
  • Uniqueness
  • Utility

DEADLINE

12:00 Midnight EST,

August 31, 2021.

Winners will be announced November 30, 2021.

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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