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Christianity and American Politics Essay Contest

Contest Submission Guidelines

High school students are invited to submit an essay addressing the question What role should Christians play in politics and government and why?  This contest is open to students living in the United States.  Top essays will be awarded the following prizes:

  • First place: $100 Amazon gift card
  • Second place: $50 Amazon gift card
  • Third place: $25 Amazon gift card

Essays must be 500 words or less and submitted to the LeTourneau University website no later than December 1st, 2023.  Please submit essays as a Word or PDF file.  Prizes will be awarded in the Spring of 2024.

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About the LeTourneau Political Science Program

LeTourneau University equips students to engage in politics, government, and civic life from a Christian perspective.  The program emphasizes the formation of research and analytical skills and features a practicum where students gain real-world experience prior to graduation.  Graduates go on to work in fields such as intelligence, law, and advocacy.  For more information, please visit the Political Science program webpage or email Professor John Barrett at:

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