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Bible-inspired Creative Writing Contest – Guidelines, Awards, and Deadline

Bible-inspired Creative Writing Contest Guidelines*Please read Contest Guidelines carefully as submissions that do not conform to all guidelines will be disqualified.Objectives: 

The objectives of this contestare to introduce the cultural significance of the English Bible, its application in modern day English language and to promote the inter-disciplinary study of Biblical literature and English literatureGeneral Eligibility

  1. 1.Categories:

·         A:Secondary school

·         B:Public

  1. 2.Entries must be submitted electronically. All writing submissions should meet the following formatting guidelines:

·         12 point type, double-spaced.

·         A cover page must appear as the first page of the document. The cover page much include the author’s namehome address, a valid e-mail addressphone numbercategory of entry and title of entry.

·         The upper right corner of each page of the entry must include TITLE OF ENTRY and PAGE NUMBER.

·         With the exception of the cover page, the author’s name should not appear anywhere on the entry itself.

·         Attachments must be submitted asMicrosoft Word Documents (.doc) only.

  1. 3.Language required: English
  2. 4.Maximum length:

Category A for Secondary schools: 500 wordsCategory B for Public: 1,000 words

  1. 5.Theme:

Love, Faith, Hope

Use biblical stories, idioms or phrases listed in our website https://www.selbl.org  as your source of inspiration to produce a piece of creative writing, which can be poetry, prose, short story, etc. 

  1. 6.Entries must be submitted online through contest@selbl.org
  2. 7.Deadline: 15st March, 2012 (Thursday)
  3. 8.Prize-awarding Ceremony will be held in May. Further details will be announced individually.

Judging

  1. 1.The judges are professionals in the field of creative writing and biblical literature. The decisions of the judges are final.

    Prof. David Jasper, Professor in Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow, UK

    Rev. Mickey Mak Ming Ki, Deputy General Secretary, Worldwide Bible Society

    Mrs Julia Wan, Part-time lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, HKBU

    Dr Anne Ma, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Hong Kong Institute of Education

    Mr George Jor, Former Senior Instructor and Acting Director, English Language Teaching Unit, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Ms Veronica Yau, School Principal, Fanling Kau Yan College, Hong Kong

    Mrs Anne Tam, English Teacher, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School, Hong Kong

    Mr Kevin Wong, Vice- Panel Chair of English Department, Pui Kiu Primary School, Hong Kong
  2. 2.Criteria

·         Originality

·         Style

·         Vocabulary

·         Grammatical Accuracy

·         Naturalness in the use of Biblical idioms and phrases

·         Theological depth 

Awards

Prizes for Public:

  1. Champion : HK$2,000 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press
  2. First runner up: HK$1000 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press
  3. Second runner up: HK$800 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press
  4. Meritorious award: HK$500 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press

 Prizes for Secondary School:

1.       Champion : HK$2,000 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press

2.       First runner up: HK$1000 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press

3.       Second runner up: HK$800 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press

4.       Meritorious award: HK$500 cash, a Bible from Worldwide Bible Society, books from China Alliance Press 

Disclaimer

Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature (SELBL) assumes no responsibility for lost, misdirected or stolen entries. SELBL reserves the right to edit for spelling and grammatical errors. Entries will be screened for proper submission procedures and will be rejected if they do not meet the general eligibility or the specific entry requirements.

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