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The Evolution Handbook. If you'd
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Take advantage of online programs to check grammar,
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To encourage the development of skills in research, analysis and logical reasoning
through preparing an effective presentation of a thesis in a creation-oriented
Entries will be accepted beginning January 1, and must be sent by April 30.
If submitting an electronic document, email it as an attached .PDF, .DOC,
or .WP file, to
OpenOffice documents are a little "dicey," so please don't use their native
document format. We prefer electronic documents, because they don't
need to be scanned to reproduce them for judges, or potentially, to post
them on the web.
If submitting a paper document, mail
it by April 30 to:
PO Box 479
Gurnee, IL 60031-0479.
Paper must be:
Topic must strongly relate to the subject of creation vs. evolution, from
a creationist perspective. (Topic
Up to 1500 words for Junior High or 2500 words for Senior High (Footnotes,
endnotes, bibliography and title page do not count towards the word limit.)
Graphics may be included
Give references to sources of ideas, quotes and graphics
Be careful to avoid plagiarizing! The Web has much helpful content.
Examples: Plagiarism.org, Grammarly.com, WriteCheck.com. They'll also
check for errors in grammar, spelling, etc.
Entries will include a cover page showing the
First and last name
Age as of April 30
School (or 'Homeschool')
If you're 14 on April 30, state whether you're entering as Junior or Senior
Essays will be judged on:
Biblical and scientific facts and logic
Ability to communicate ideas
Technical ability (writing skills, grammar, etc.)
Meeting all stated rules of the contest, including being submitted on
time. Late papers are accepted for a few days, but penalized.
What to expect:
Contact us if you submitted your paper, but received no reply by 7 days
later, at Info@MidwestCreationFellowship.org.
All entrants will be notified by mail of their status, usually in July.
All entries become the property of MCF and will not be returned. Prize-winning
entries may be reproduced and distributed by MCF.
Winners may be invited to present their papers at an MCF meeting in the
autumn. Some winning essays have been published in Creation Matters, the newsletter
of the Creation Research Society!
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