Friday, June 13, 2008

Essay contest!

This fall in Austin, a group from the Austin Mennonite Church is sponsoring a National Assembly to Honor Freedom of Conscience, scheduled for October 3 -5 to be held at the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin. Keynote speaker will be Walter Wink, noted author and theologian.

As part of the goings-on, the group has issued a call for essays from high school students on the theme of Why freedom of conscience is important to me.

Here's the criteria:

All high school students and those recently graduated are invited and encouraged to participate. Submissions will be accepted from any part of the world.

Essays must be a maximum length of 800 words, typed and double-spaced on white paper with black print. Essays must be postmarked on or before September 8, 2008.

Cash prizes! Prizes will be distributed whenever the essays are read during the assembly, or mailed to the authors if they are unable to attend the event.

All essays submitted become the possession of the assembly working group who will work for their publication in various media outlets along with the authors' credits.

Mail entries to:

Essay Contest, National Assembly
Austin Mennonite Church
5801 Westminster Drive
Austin, TX 78723

for more info:

National Assembly to Honor Freedom of Conscience

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