KINGDOM OF GOD ENTRY CALL
2021 ESSAY CONTEST
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.
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 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").
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: email@example.com. Limit one (1) entry per person. Essay must be submitted by 9 pm CT on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
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.
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.
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.