The Last Essay Contest
Sadly, after 26 years, 2023 was the last year for the Student Essay Contest. In May, the MCF Board felt that the
costs and effort were not justified by ongoing low participation. Added to that, it is now possible for papers to be
written by various artificial intelligence softwares, and distinguishing human-written from AI-created papers might
be difficult or impossible.
So, THANKS!!! to all who made the effort to write papers, and to their parents and teachers who guided their efforts,
in 2023 and all the earlier years! We sincerely hope the effort to write sharpened your thinking, your writing
ability, and your appreciation for the amazing world and universe that highlight the existence of the Creator!
In the future, instead of spending $1500/year for prizes, MCF is looking for practical ways to support students who
desire to participate in creation camps, such as Kerby's Equip Retreat camps.
We are also expecting to work with Judson College on more local apologetics/creation camps!
So, stay tuned for what's coming in 2024!!