James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest

Details of the James G. Jameson
Critical Essay Contest

Deadline: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Submission Criteria

Student Qualifications:

  • 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.

Essay Qualifications:

  • 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.

Faculty Endorsement:

  • 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

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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