Essay Writing Competition July 2012

The Living Church is pleased to announce the fifth annual Student Essays in Christian Wisdom Competition.

Entries should include the student’s full name, postal and email addresses, and the name and address of the student’s school.

The best essays will be published in The Living Church, and the top three essayists will receive cash prizes: 1st prize: $500 • 2nd prize: $250 • 3rd prize: $175.

Any Anglican student enrolled in a master’s degree program (M.Div., M.A., or equivalent diploma; not Th.M. or other secondary degrees) in any seminary of the Anglican Communion or accredited ecumenical equivalent may submit an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words.

Essays may address any topic within the classic disciplines of theology (Bible, history, systematics, moral theology, liturgy). We also welcome essays written to fulfill course requirements. We will give special consideration to essays that demonstrate a mastery of one or more of the registers of Christian wisdom and radiate a love of the communion of the Church in Jesus Christ, the Wisdom of God.

Students may send essays (in Word or RTF) to no later than June 15, 2014.

Entries should include the student’s full name, postal and email addresses, and the name and address of the student’s school.

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The winners of the Nedbank, Western Cape Provincial Treasury and the Western Cape Department of Education Essay Writing Bursary Competition were announced this weekend.

The top twelve finalists win an opportunity to access a bursary to an accredited tertiary institution. The overall winner wins a cash prize of R10 000, the first runner up, R7 500, the second runner up, R5000 and the remaining 17 finalists each win R2000.

The top three teachers each win a laptop.

Held since 2008, the awards strive to develop the next generation of mathematicians, accountants, economists and business decision-makers in the Western Cape.

The Essay Writing Competition was opened in July 2012 to Grade 11 learners taking economics, mathematics or accounting as subjects from all of the 213 secondary schools in the Western Cape. In order to qualify for the competition. Entrants were required to answer the following question in an essay of a minimum of 2200 words:

"Global economic growth slowed down during 2011, marked by a slower growth in both developed and emerging markets. Global growth is expected to moderate further over the short term owing to the contagion risk for the Eurozone emanating from the Greece sovereign debt challenge. Although the growth prospects in the Western Cape economy are positive there are still a number of socio-economic challenges that need to be addressed. Targeted government interventions and investment in respect of improving education outcomes of the labour force, skills development and increasing wellness amongst the population are expected to support long term and sustainable growth, which in turn will add in reducing unemployment and alleviate poverty."

The 2012 Essay Writing Competition elicited great participation from learners, teachers and curriculum advisors.

Following an adjudication process the top twelve winners were announced this weekend as follows:

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