Beacon Lights is excited to announce that we will be sponsoring a writing contest this year! This contest is for anyone in seventh grade or older, and there will be a prize for the top three entries in each of the four age groups. The four categories and the writing prompts for each category are as follows:
- Grades 7-9: Judges — Give a history and application of the life of the judge of your choice. Write 600-800 words.
- Grades 10-12: Cults and Other Religions — Give a summary and description of the cult or other religion of your choice, focusing on the errors of the group and giving a biblical defense against the errors. Write 800-1000 words.
- Post-high 18-22: Active in the Church — Describe the calling of every member to serve in the church of Christ. Include an application of this calling to your own life and to the role you must have in the church. Write 1000-2000 words.
- Post high 23+: Called to Witness in the End Times — Write about the Christian calling to witness as the return of Christ draws near. Write 1000-2000 words.
Each article must be typed in WORD format. Submit all completed entries to Beacon Lights Writing Contest email at firstname.lastname@example.org. No article previously published in Beacon Lights may be submitted. Each article will be judged on mechanics, quality of writing, and biblical accuracy. The deadline for all articles is April 1, 2017, so start thinking about what you want to write about today!
So what are the prizes, you ask? The first-place prize for each age group is $200 to your choice of RFPA or Reformed Book Outlet and a free one year subscription to Beacon Lights. The second and third place prize for each age group is $100 to your choice of RFPA or Reformed Book Outlet and a free one year subscription to Beacon Lights.
Contact a Beacon Lights staff member with any questions you might have, and have fun writing! We look forward to reading all of your entries!