Details of the James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest
Deadline: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
- 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/203606408469156
- 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.
Fall 2021 James G. Jameson Winners
Elise Peterson, "Do Not Be Afraid: Addressing the Christian Nationalists’ Response to COVID-19"
Jadon Yeager, "The Implications of China’s Religious Persecution"
Susanna Spacek, "Just as I Have Loved You: Political Engagement with the Nativity Scene"
Ruth Chinn, "Engaging Emerging Adults and Fostering Faith through Ecumenism"
Stephen Watson, "Advocating for a Measured Approach to Olympic Athlete Activism"
Becca Sowers, "The Role of Christians in the Repatriation of Stolen Art"
Aiden West, "The Formalist Model of Art Criticism: Incorporating Context and Subjectivity into an Objective Model"
Spring 2021 James G. Jameson Winners
1st place - Gretchen Stanfa
2nd place - Collin Maldonado
2nd place - Philip DeGroot
Honorable Mention - Philip Lindia
Honorable Mention - Bailey Reich
Honorable Mention - Carlson Chiles, Mason Packwood, and Jonah Throw
Honorable Mention - Hannah Kirby
Honorable Mention - Nora Awad
Honorable Mention - Cat Kok