Congratulations to the 2008 Essay Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the 2008 essay contest winners! The topic of 2008's essay was: "What twenty-first century boys and girls can learn about duty, honor, and courage from the writings of R.M. Ballantyne."Out of the many fine essays submitted, the judges have selected three which stand above the rest:
Prize: $500 Cash
"In the vast library of historical fiction for young men and women, there are very few authors who strive to encourage young men to duty, courage, and honor, beyond simply exploiting stories for entertainment." Read the Full Essay.
Prize: $250 Gift Certificate
"Books can have a great effect on our lives. Boys need to read books when they are young that encourage them to be godly men who fear no one but God." Read the Full Essay.
Prize: $100 Gift Certificate
"For young men and women of the 21st century there are three major attributes lacking: courage, honor, and duty. Young men and young women are not sure what to stand for, who to honor, and how to perform their duty." Read the Full Essay.