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The Pentecost Writers Contest is an annual contest organized by the Youth Ministry to unearth the talents of members of the Church, both youth and adults, who have the flair for writing. Out of the scripts submitted each year, the best are selected for publication in an annual Youth Reader.
The following shall apply for the 2020 Contest:
The contest was officially opened on SUNDAY, 5TH JANUARY, 2020 after an opening declaration by the YOUTH DIRECTOR, Pastor Ebenezer Hagan at the climax of the Pensa Ghana conference 2020 at Pcc.
Interested persons shall register after the official opening. Registration forms can be acquired by sending a formal request to the writers contest committee via email email@example.com or you can send a request to this number 0271223642 on whatsApp for the forms.
Applicants can also register by filling a registration form (hard copy) to be circulated by the Youth Directorate through any of the Youth Ministry offices from the National to the Assembly level. The filled forms must be forwarded to The National Coordinating Committee, Pentecost Writers Contest, Youth Ministry Directorate, P. O. Box 2194, Accra.
Registration shall be FREE. In filling the form, writers shall indicate their topics of interest for the contest. Such topic(s) should be chosen from the five thematic
areas. The following are the five thematic areas
Above all else, the contest looks for originality of thought as the goal of the contest is to help develop the potential of those with the flair for writing. This shall not be compromised.
Applicants must submit their articles latest by 30 July, 2020. An applicant may submit more than one script provided they are not within the same thematic area. Articles may reach the Writers Contest Committee through firstname.lastname@example.org. All articles submitted after the stipulated date shall be rejected.
Marking of scripts and Discussions by Committee: August 2020
Oral Defense: SEPTEMBER 2020.
External Assessment: OCTOBER 2020
Declaration of Winners, Receiving of Awards and Launching of Reader: January 2021 (during the PENSA Ghana Conference).
Scripts would be marked by the National Youth Writers Contest Committee. Areas for consideration would include how rich and sound the arguments propelled are in dealing with the topic being written on. In addition, the laws that govern essay writing in English Language would be uncompromisingly employed. The writer’s ability to sustain the interest of the youth and his readers at large will be a plus.
Content – 30 marks
Organization – 10 marks
Expression – 20 marks
Mechanical Accuracy – 20 marks
Originality of thought – 20 marks
Writers of the best scripts submitted would be invited for an Oral Defense Session to be held in September 2020.
All concerns and enquiries should be directed to Writers Contest Committee through 0244223133/0271223642/0545287950 or through email@example.com.