Banner Young Adults Writing Contest

The Banner is pleased to sponsor a writing contest on the topic, “Christian Love in Divisive Times.” We’ll publish the top two winning articles in print and the top three online, plus award cash prizes of $1,000 USD (first prize), $500 USD (second prize), and $250 USD (third prize).

Guidelines

  • Deadline for submissions is midnight, June 21, 2020.
  • Contest open to anyone aged 16 to 25 who has not been previously published by The Banner and who is a member of or regularly attends a Christian Reformed church.
  • Articles should be no more than 1,000 words in length, submitted as a Word file or Google doc and accompanied by a separate cover letter that includes your name, address, phone number, where you worship, and brief biographical note. Do not include this information on the essay itself. Send to info@thebanner.org with the subject heading “Writing Contest.”
  • Decisions of judges are final. We reserve the right to withhold one or more prizes if none are deemed worthy. Winners will be notified by July 6.
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