2024 Banner Young Adults Writing Contest

The Banner and Talking Bibles International is pleased to present a writing contest on the topic of peacemaking. What does it mean to be Christ’s peacemaker in today’s world? Please use a personal story to illustrate the theme of your article. We’ll publish the top two winning articles in print and the top three online, plus award cash prizes of $1,000 USD (first prize), $500 USD (second prize), and $250 USD (third prize).


  • Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. June 23, 2024.
  • Contest open to anyone ages 16-23 who has not been previously published by The Banner and who is a member of or regularly attends a Christian Reformed church.
  • Articles should be no more than 1,000 words in length, submitted as a Word file or Google doc and accompanied by a separate cover letter that includes your name, address, phone number, where you worship, and brief biographical note. Do not include this information on the essay itself. Email to [email protected] with the subject heading “Writing Contest.”
  • Decisions of judges are final. We reserve the right to withhold one or more prizes if none are deemed worthy. Winners will be notified by July 8.
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