Topics announced annually January 1
Essay Submissions due: December 31, 2018
Essay Length: 1000 word limit
Eligibility: Orthodox Christian children through age 19 (baptised Orthodox or officially enrolled as a catechumen in the Orthodox Church) regardless of how they receive their education (homeschool, public school, private school, etc.); international entries accepted.
Language Requirements: Due to the number of American homeschoolers studying the Greek language, and our desire for international participation in this contest, we will be accepting essays in the Greek and English languages and will be offering a prize for the top essay submitted in the Greek language, as well as a prize for the top essay submitted in the English language. Essays must be the original work of the child and must be submitted in the language known to that child. If a child is able to write in both Greek and English, the child may submit his/her essay in both languages, but may not have the essay translated by someone else for submission.
Prize for Winning Essay: $100 for the child, plus a $500 credit towards the family's registration & lodging costs at the 2019 St. Emmelia WEST Conference (paid for by sponsors of the St. Kosmas Homeschool Community).
Topics for 2018 Essay Contest:
Topic #1: About the Life of St. Kosmas Aitolos