So you can gain an appreciation for Baptist history and heritage and share your ideas with others.
Each year the contest is for high school students and carries cash awards and the publication of the winning essays. It is a special opportunity for individuals or for an entire Sunday school class or Youth Group to encourage its members to enter.
Recent contest themes....
The theme changes each year. For the 2014 Essay Contest the student writers were asked to reflect upon the following statement: "The impact for good which Baptists have made across their 300 year presnce in Virginia." The student essay first place winner was Andrew Cook, a homeschooled high school student in Blacksburg, Virginia. His winning essay was published in the Virginia Baptist Register, No. 53 2014.
What about the 2015 Essay Contest? The Essay will emphasize Why and How Baptists of Different Persuasions Should and Can Be Reconciled. Check "the question" to see the Essay Subject.