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OSV YOUNG ADULT ESSAY CONTEST
December 17, 2018 – March 6, 2019
Essay Prompt
The Bible is so much more than a book—it’s the living Word of God and a personal invitation to each of us to live abundant life. We want to know how God’s Word has impacted your life. What is your favorite New Testament passage and why? When did you first really encounter this passage, and how has it shaped your faith and helped you live more abundantly?
Rules
• There will be three age brackets, judged separately:
1) High school students
2) College students
3) Young adults (age 22 – 29)

• Essays must be 350 – 500 words.
• All essays must be your original work and true stories from your life.
• Entries will be evaluated on originality, inspirational impact, and quality of composition.
• Contest opens December 17, 2018 and ends Ash Wednesday (March 6), 2019
Prizes
Author of the top essay in each age bracket will receive a cash prize.

Top 7 entries in each age bracket will be published in a New Testament for Teens and Young Adults (coming in Fall 2019 from Our Sunday Visitor).
** Winning entries will be selected for publication at the sole discretion of Our Sunday Visitor. All entries will not be published. Entries must be submitted through the website in digital form. Hard copy entries will not be reviewed or returned. **

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