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2021 Scripture & Theology Essay Competition
|Essay Topic:||Blurring the Lines Between Biblical Studies and Theology: What are the advantages and disadvantages of approaching biblical interpretation through a theological framework?|
|Deadline:||April 15, 2021 DEADLINE EXTENDED! Essays must be submitted by April 20, 2021 at or before 11:59pm in the author's timezone|
|Eligibility||Current undergraduate or graduate students of any denomination, discipline, or background are welcome to apply. (see below for further eligibility and submission criteria)|
|Questions:||Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org|
Eligibility and Submission Criteria
- Author must be a graduate or undergraduate student in an academic degree program at a recognized institution of higher learning.
- Only one essay may be submitted per competition cycle. An author cannot have been previously awarded 1st prize in the same category (Undergraduate or Graduate) of the Wycliffe essay competition.
- Submission must be an original, unpublished essay.
- Essays must be no more than 3000 words, including notes but excluding bibliography.
- The front page should include:
- The essay title
- The author’s name and current institution and program of study
- The author’s contact information, including permanent postal address, email, and telephone number
- Essays should be in Times New Roman font, 12pt, double-spaced.
- Submissions must be received by April 15, 2021.
Essays will be graded on the following criteria:
- Clarity of thought and articulation, including a clear thesis and argumentative structure, as well as proper grammar and syntax
- Scholarly excellence, including engagement with properly referenced primary and secondary sources
- Originality, including fresh approaches to the question posed
- Theological commitment, including demonstrated engagement with Christian Scripture, history, faith, and/or tradition(s)
Essays will be read in light of Wycliffe College’s principles and commitments.