The Annual Essay Competition conducted by the Ceylon Bible Society is held to increase the Biblical knowledge of many young people in our nation. We believe all those who took part have been truly blessed.The Essay Competition is a written competition which is held every year in all 3 languages. A topic is given for all age categories and the age groups are:
Primary 9 years – 12 years,
Junior 13 years – 16 years
Senior 17 years- 19 years.
We request you to encourage young people in your school, congregation and Sunday school to participate in the competition. This essay competition will be held in English, Sinhala and Tamil Languages. The three age groups and topics for the Essays this year are as follows:-
|Category||Age Group||Titles||No of Words|
|PRIMARY||9 to 12 years||“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise) (Ephesians 6:2)||between 400-500 words|
|INTERMEDIATE||13 to 16 years||“Prophet of the Most High” (John the Baptist)(Luke 1:76)||between 500-700 words|
|SENIOR||17 to 19 years||“Let no one despise your youth” (Timothy 4:12)||between 1000-1500 words|
Reference of Scripture quoted should be included. All those entering the competition should be under the required age as at the 31st of March, 2018.
All essays submitted should carry the writer’s name and should be certified by the Sunday school Superintendent, Clergy or School Principal as to:
- Age of the participant is accurate
- That the essay is the original work of the participant, and
- Is submitted in his or her own handwriting.
ALL ESSAYS SHOULD BE SENT TO – ANNUAL ESSAY COMPETITION, THE CEYLON BIBLE SOCIETY, 293, GALLE ROAD, COLOMBO 03, ON OR BEFORE 30TH OF APRIL, 2018, TOGETHER WITH THE APPLICATION FORM DULY COMPLETED. THE NUMBER OF WORDS SHOULD BE CLEARLY STATED.
For further information please contact –
For English Medium – Ms. Deena Ferdinando on 0112565583/4, 0112301201/2 – EXT. – 112
For Sinhala Medium – Mrs. Samudrika Lihiniyakumara on 0112565583/4, 0112301201/2 – EXT. – 112
For Tamil Medium – Ms. Jintha Parameshwaran on 0112565583/4, 0112301201/2 – EXT. –112
Prizes will be awarded for the first three places of each age group (Primary, Intermediate and Senior), in all three languages. All others will receive a certificate of participation.
To download the Application forms
(Photo copies of this Application form may be used)
Revd. Priyantha Wijegoonawardena
Ceylon Bible Society
293, Galle Road, Colombo 3