Date: April 28th, 2019 after Holy Qurbana.
Co-ordinator: Anne Alex

  • The time limit for the competition is 45 minutes.
  • Essay must be written in English.
  • Essays are graded on introduction, content & grammar,Bible reference and conclusion
  • Participants must ensure that their essay has a cover page indicating the:
    • Student Number (given to you by the invigilators),
    • Group # and Grade (grade in Sunday School as of January 2019)
    • Parish Name and place
    • Topic
  • There is no limit on the number of pages.
  • No student identification is to be provided on the written essay pages. Any violation of this directive will result in the disqualification of that candidate‚Äôs entry.
  • Essay should be written using black or blue ink pens. Pencil written entries are not accepted.
  • Write only on one side of the page.
  • Please stay within the margins and lines of the page.
  • DO NOT squeeze information on the sides and boarders.
  • Ask for extra papers.
  • No notes or other reference materials should be permitted in the hall for the essay competitions.
Group Grades Topic
Group 4 Grades 5 & 6 Why is prayer important in your life? How
should we pray? Give examples from the bible.
Group 5 Grades 7 & 8 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs.
Group 6 Grades 9 & 10 1 Peter 3:15 but in your hearts reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence;
Group 7 Grades 11 & 12 Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called

The judging criteria are as follows:

Introduction 2 points
Content 4 points
Bible Reference 2 points
Conclusion 2 points
Total 10 points