2019-20 St. Kosmas Annual Essay Contest for Orthodox Children
2019-20 Essay TOPICS: TO BE ANNOUNCED August 1, 2019
2019-20 Essay Submissions due: March 31, 2020
Essay Length: 1000 word limit
Eligibility: Contestant must be an Orthodox Christian (baptized Orthodox or officially enrolled as a catechumen in the Orthodox Church) and must be born in the year 2000 or later. There are no eligibility restrictions based on Orthodox jurisdiction, type of schooling, or country of residence.
Prior Publication: Essay must be original, not previously published (online or in print) or submitted for publication elsewhere.
Language Requirements: Essays may be in English, Greek, or Russian. The essay must be the original work of the child, in a language known by the child.
Prizes: $100 will be awarded to the winning essay in each of the following categories:
English Language - Senior Division (birth year 2000-2004); Junior Division (birth year 2005 or later)
Greek Language - Senior Division (birth year 2000-2004); Junior Division (birth year 2005 or later)
Russian Language - Senior Division (birth year 2000-2004); Junior Division (birth year 2005 or later)
A 1st place winner will be chosen for each language category, and will receive an additional $500 credit towards the family's registration & lodging costs at a future WEST Conference sponsored by the St. Kosmas Homeschool Association. Essays become the property of St. Kosmas Homeschool Association and may be published by the organization in print or on our website.
2019-20 Essay Submission Process:
All contestants must submit their essay as a pdf through the online form available on this web page. The form will ask for information about the author and will allow for the essay to be uploaded as a pdf and submitted as an attachment. Time period for submissions is from January 1 - March 31, 2020.