Jesus Created Ministries (JCM) Creation
Essay Contest Guidelines - $1,000 in Cash Prizes
proudly announces its first creation-essay contest. The goal of the contest is
to motivate students to examine the claims of and debate between creation and evolution—including
the logical implications of each claim with respect to one’s view of origin,
purpose, morality, and destiny. JCM will be awarding cash prizes of $500,
$300, and $200 for first, second, third place, respectively.
contest is open to all Oklahoma students ages 12-18 (as of June 15, 2009) whose
parent/legal guardian has completed a JCM Creation Essay Contest Registration
essay must be the unpublished, original work of the student, between 750 and
1,250 words. Approved topics include: biblical discussion of origins,
relevance of the creation/evolution debate, insights into creation from an area
of science (biology, geology, astronomy, etc.), other themes the student
believes would support/promote the recent creation/global-flood view of earth
history. The essay must be submitted in electronic form.
must be emailed to essaycontest@JesusCreated.org by 11:59 pm, June 15, 2009. Include the
name of the submitting student in the email but not on the actual
attached essay—to avoid any appearance of bias. An acknowledgement email will
be sent stating that JCM received the essay.
completed and signed JCM Creation Essay Contest Registration Form must be postmarked
by June 15, 2009 and mailed to Jesus Created Ministries at 5103 S. Sheridan
Road #213, Tulsa, OK 74145. Please complete and mail this form as early as
possible. This will give JCM an idea of the number of entries to expect. The
first 100 registration forms postmarked on or before May 15, 2009 and who
submit an essay by the contest deadline will receive a free creation-science
book by Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis) or Dr. Don DeYoung (Institute for Creation
Research/Creation Research Society). JCM will mail books by July 31, 2009. See
registration form for book titles.
Student’s age will be taken
into consideration during judging. The general judging criteria will be as
25% - Quality
of the Topic: To what
extent does the essay support/promote the recent creation/global-flood view of
earth history given in the Bible or show the weaknesses in the naturalistic/evolutionary
Understanding: How well
did the student understand the subject matter? Did he/she demonstrate a good
grasp of the subject and make relevant points in the essay?
Presentation: Was the
information presented effectively? Were the subject matter and points of the
essay clear and easily understood? Did the essay demonstrate excellence in its
presentation of the topic?
References: Was the
reference material appropriate? Did the student make good use of reference
material in presenting the subject matter and points of the essay?
grammar, and other English-related details.
the registration form and complete details, go to http://www.JesusCreated.org/events/essaycontest2009.php