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James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest

James G. Jameson Critical Essay Contest

Deadline: Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

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.

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/90344359220149


Essay Formatting:

  • The essay should not include the author’s name. Instead, it should include the student’s ID number.
  • Two hard copies of the essay should be submitted to the English department on the third floor of Blanchard Hall.
  • When submitting the essay, one should complete a Contest Entry Form (available in the English department).