KINGDOM OF GOD ENTRY CALL 

2021 ESSAY CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES 

 

ESSAY TOPIC

Black History As Written in His-Story.  In light of the fact there is African history before that which is recorded in scripture, we have modified our topic.   We will be accepting  2021 essays with Begins. 

SUB-TOPICAL RESOURCE

The Official topics, chosen as such because of their wealth of knowledge and their student-friendly format, are part of the "Blacks in the Bible" book /website,  http://blacksinthebible.org/.

Contestants are permitted also to use reference material from the original KJV (the only Bible which is not copyright).   Other acceptable works are: 1)The Black Biblical Heritage, John L. Johnson; Beyond Roots: 2) In Search of Blacks in the Bible, William D. McKissic, Sr.;  and 3)100 Amazing Facts on the African Presence in the Bible.

 

All reference material must be indicated and appropriately referenced. 

 

CONTEST PERIOD:

 

Contest period begins at 9:00 am Central Time (CT) on Friday, November 13, 2020 and ends at 9 pm CT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (the "Contest Period").

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Contest open to USA resident students of all nations, age 9 through 18.

 

STEPS TO ENTER:

 

Complete and Submit Entry Form.

Age  9-12  Submit an original essay of 600-800 words

Age 13-15 Submit an original essay of 800-1000 words.

Age 16-18: Submit an original essay of 1000 to 1200 words.

 

Email essay (during the Contest Period as stated above) to: 2021blackhis.story@kcmiw.org. Limit one (1) entry per person. Essay must be submitted by 9 pm CT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

 

JUDGING

 

All entries will be judged by a panel selected by KCMIW.

 

A point system will be used based upon the following criteria: originality (40 percent), use of language (25 percent), appropriateness to contest topic/sub-topic, (25 percent) grammar; punctuation (10 percent).  There will be three drawings held.  All entries scoring 75 and above will be entered in a random drawing to be held on February 11, 2021

 

Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries and entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification. Decisions of judges are final.

AWARDS/WINNER NOTIFICATION

 

Three winners will be chosen.  The age category 16-18 winner will receive $500 cash award; age category 13-15 winner will receive $300 cash award; age category winner will receive $200 cash award.  All winners will receive a custom award plaque.

 

Winners will be notified by email Saturday, February 13, 2021.

 

PUBLICITY

 

Winners and winning essays will be published on the KCMIW website; online social media and other broadcast platforms; including but not limited to blogs, e-zines, e-blasts and various other news media.