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The 2010 Summit Essay/Video Contest Winner – Lauren Shirley

May 30, 2010 by  
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It is time to announce the winner of the 2010 Summit Ministries Essay Contest
on The Christian Worldview Radio Program!

The winner will be receiving a full-tuition scholarship to a two-week Summit Student Conference this summer.  All other entrants will receive the Summit Lecture Series FREE when they register for a Summit Student Conference.  A hearty “Well done!” to all the entrants for the thought and time you put into your essays.  You can register for Summit by going to Summit.org or calling 1-866-786-6483.

Here was the topic for this year’s contest:  In a video or essay, explain the key aspects of the worldview of proponents of “global warming / climate change” and how the Biblical worldview should inform the debate.

This year, we had a panel grading the essays on the following three points:
1.  Was the essay topic addressed?
2.  How compelling was the content of the essay or video?
3.  How well was the content communicated (i.e. writing or speaking ability)?

So, to not hold you in suspense any longer, we’d like to congratulate 19-year-old Lauren Shirley of Texas on her winning essay entitled, “Environmentalism and the Christian Worldview.”  Lauren will be receiving a full tuition scholarship to a Summit Ministries Student Conference this summer.  You can read her essay here.

We’d also like to congratulate the “best of opposite” winner (i.e. video entrant), Laura Kouts of Oklahoma for her video.  Laura will be receiving a half tuition scholarship to a Summit conference this summer.  You can watch her video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYlfrMvXkYc

Others entrants meriting honorable mention are (not in any order):
Brittany Jones of Louisiana,
Hannah Victor of Pennsylvania,
Jeff Hart of New Jersey,
Jake Pederson of Wisconsin,
Martha Pool of Texas,
and Kristyn McIntyre of Maine.

All entrants are eligible to receive $50 off registration to a Summit Student Conference, and when they do register, they will receive a FREE copy of the Summit Lecture Series, which is a $95 value.

Our next Summit Essay / Video Contest is planned for early in 2011 so be sure to stay tuned to The Christian Worldview Radio Program or TheChristianWorldview.com website for updates.

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Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship to a Two-Week Summit Ministries
Student Conference in the Summer of 2010.

GRAND PRIZE: One full-tuition scholarship to a two-week Summit Ministries Student Conference at the location of your choice in the summer of 2010 ($895 value).

ENTRY PRIZE: All students who submit a valid video or essay will receive a FREE copy of the Summit Lecture Series ($95 value) upon registration for a 2010 Summit Student Conference.

ELIGIBILITY: Students aged 16 or older who could attend a Summit Student Conference in the summer of 2010.

TOPIC: In a video or essay, explain the key aspects of the worldview of proponents of “global warming / climate change” and how the Biblical worldview should inform the debate.

VIDEO LENGTH: 4 to 5 minutes
ESSAY LENGTH: 500 to 700 words

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010

RESULTS: The contest winner and his/her video or essay will be posted no later than May 30, 2010 on TheChristianWorldview.com.  The top five entrants will also be posted on TheChristianWorldview.com.

SUBMIT EMAIL TO: David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview Radio Program

Email Address: feedback@TheChristianWorldview.com

VIDEO entries: Upload your video to YouTube.com and then email the URL address to us. Your video must begin with the following text or statement: “My name is ______ _______ and the following video is for the 2010 Summit Ministries Video Contest on The Christian Worldview Radio Program.”

ESSAY entries: Send essay in body of email and/or as an attachment (.doc, .docx, or .txt attachments only)

Include the following in your email:

  • First and last name
  • Age, school, year
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Essay title
  • Word count or Video length

HONOR CODE: By submitting a video or essay, you are pledging that you are the original creator/author.

QUESTIONS? feedback@TheChristianWorldview.com

When you email us a video or essay, we will email you back an acknowledgment of receipt.  If you have submitted a video or essay and haven’t received a receipt response from us, please email or call us.
email:  feedback@TheChristianWorldview.com
phone:  1-888-646-2233

Summit Ministries is the national presenting sponsor of The Christian Worldview with David Wheaton, a nationally-syndicated radio program that airs on 175 stations and Sirius Satellite Radio.  For more information on Summit Ministries, visit Summit.org or call 1-866-786-6483.  To find out more about The Christian Worldview, visit TheChristianWorldview.com.