BOC 2016 Essay Competition to Promote Peace and Religious Harmony

The BOC awards a number of scholarships every year to outstanding students with proven financial need. The Byzantine Orthodox Church (BOC) is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2016 edition of its Quarterly Essay Competition.  The BOC Essay Competition, themed Understanding the Concept of God the Creator“, is one of the Orthodox Church Peace and Harmony initiatives aimed at building a responsible and peaceful savvy generation.

The topic – Messengers of God in the holy scriptures
– What does God want us/his people to know through His Messengers?
– How can we distinguish the true messenger(s) from false messenger(s)

How to Enter:

Essay Deadline:
October 30th November 2016

Prizes:

Recipient

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Student
           
           
N500,000 scholarship fund for university education
1. Laptop
Certificate of achievement
N300,000 scholarship fund for university education
1. Laptop
Certificate of achievement
N150,000 scholarship fund for university education
1. Laptop
Certificate of achievement

Consolation Prizes: 7 Mini Laptops for 7 National winners

Rules

  • The Competition is open to only students in Senior Secondary Schools and those applying to higher education such as Universities, Polytechniques, Colleges and Vocational Schools, e.t.c
  • Entries must be written in English and be the original work of the writer
  • Entrants must submit essay on the  entry form and complete all the mandatory fields
  • The maximum word-counts are 1000 words
  • Entries will be disqualified if they fail to meet these requirements
  • The Scholarship covers tuition only and is paid to the School directly for educational purposes only.

Notes for Guidance

  • Entries must be the original work of the writer.  This does not rule out input or assistance from others
  • Entrants are encouraged to be creative in their response to the topic
  • Award-winning entrants are expected to show originality, focus on topic and competent use of English as a written language.  This includes correct spelling, a good standard of punctuation and neat presentation
  • Quote references from your religious scripture and other related references.
  • Pay N10,000 Processing fee to Byzantine Orthodox Church, 0173567512 GTBANK, attached the teller copy or the transfer details to the Essay and submit to your choice of entry.
  • Scholarship awardees are notified by 23rd of December 2016.