Details of the James G. Jameson
Critical Essay Contest
Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
- The contest is open only to undergraduate students in good standing.
- A student may only win one award from the Jameson fund during his or her tenure at Wheaton College.
- The essay should be written from a distinctly Christian perspective (e.g., engaging the Bible, Christian history, theology, or a Biblical worldview).
- The essay should be persuasive and should cite a minimum of six secondary sources.
- The essay must be original, written by the student submitting the essay.
- The essay must have been written as a part of a course at Wheaton College. The course must have been completed within the last two years.
- Only one essay per student per year is to be submitted.
- An essay may not win an E. Beatrice Batson Shakespeare Essay Contest Award and a Jameson Critical Essay Contest Award.
- The essay must be endorsed by the faculty member in whose course the essay was written.
- Endorsements must be received by the submission deadline.
- Faculty should submit endorsements via this link: https://form.jotform.com/220135440727145
- The essay should not include the author’s name. Instead, it should include the student’s ID number.
- All submissions must include a completed contest entry form: https://wheaton.box.com/s/ocz6618tgfslii1xv2ad28vyohn6avrc
- Paper submission and contest entry form should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jameson Critical Essay Contest Winners, 2022:
First place: Jacob Beard
Second place: Daniel Rees
Honorable Mention for Outstanding Research: Monica Colon
Honorable Mention for Creative Argument: Timothy Lumsdaine
Honorable Mention for Integration of Christianity and the Humanities: Mitchell Nee
Honorable Mention for Integration of Christianity and Science: Heather Forsberg