2022 Banner Young Adults Writing Contest

The Banner is pleased to present a writing contest, sponsored by Multiplication Network on the topic, “What Gives You Hope?” 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 24.
  • Contest open to anyone ages 16-23 who has not been previously published by The Banner and who is a member of or regularly attends a Christian Reformed church. Immediate family members of staff of The Banner and the CRCNA are not eligible.
  • 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. Email 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 8.
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