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Twin Cities Creation Science Association
Creation Science Writing Contest
Join in This Year

See Also Midwest Creation Fellowship and Click on "Essay Contest"
What: Students (public, private, and home school) of all ages will research and compose papers on creation science topics and turn them in for review, judging, and possible prizes.

Purpose:
1. Enhance knowledge and long-term interest in creation science among the next generation.
2. Youth will understand the factual, philosophical, spiritual, and societal implications of creation science.
3. An opportunity will be provided for student writers to advance in their skills of logic, reasoning, research and written communication.
4. Adults will mentor youth as they begin the task of carrying on the research and proclamation of God's truth found in creation science.
5. Acquaint students, parents, and teachers with the mission and resources of TCCSA.

Method: 1. Students will submit original papers on creation science topics.
A. Length will vary by age
As a general guideline, 75-100 words x grade of student.

B. A list of suggested topics will be provided, and links to resources can be found on the www.tccsa.tc web site under "Links," "Articles" and "Debate." Use "Search" on www.tccsa.tc as well as on many of the linked sites to look up a particular topic. See Have A Creation Question?

C. Each student will find someone to mentor them. A mentor monitors the research process, accuracy, methodology and organization of the paper.

D. Papers will be submitted via electronic medium to CreationSciencePapers{at}juno.com
(Note: you must replace the {at} with @ in the e-mail address)
Submission deadline is May 15
Send as an attachment, saved in "rich text" format: "rtf"
(Microsoft Word documents may be saved as "rtf" by using the "save as" dialogue box.)
In subject line write author's name and grade level
In the body of the message area please state
Name of student
Age of student on May 15
Home address
E-mail address
Name and address of student's mentor and relationship to student,

E. An application "donation" of $5 per entry would be welcomed to cover the cost of prizes.
The donation may be mailed to
Twin Cities Creation Science Association
6300 Georgia Avenue N
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

2. Papers will become the property of TCCSA, and may be reproduced and distributed by TCCSA, with acknowledgement of the author's name and age.

3. Judging of Papers
A. Papers will be read by volunteers, composed of TCCSA Board members and parents.
B. Paper judging criteria:
- content organization and documentation
- Biblical and scientific accuracy
- how well the paper promotes the TCCSA position of creation science and related topics as compared with other perspectives

4. The writers of selected papers will be invited to present their work in front of a public audience during a TCCSA lecture. Prizes will be awarded to all who are chosen to present their papers publicly

Suggested paper topics
1. The Key Fallacies of the Big Bang Theory
2. The Key Fallacies of Evolution
3. The Evidence for a Worldwide Flood
4. The Earth's Pre-Flood Environment
5. The Post-Flood Dispersal of People, Plants, and Animals
6. What happened to the dinosaurs?
7. "Darwin's Black Box" or "Irreducible Complexity"
8. How to winsomely discuss scientific creationism with humanistic evolutionists
9. Did God use evolution to set up the earth with life?
10. Random Chance or God as Designer: A Universal Principle
11. How Creation Displays the Character of God
12. The Geologic Column
13. Did Humans and Dinosaurs Co-Exist?
14. Geologic Dating: Methods and Accuracy
15. Evolution, Euthanasia, and Abortion: How they are related.
16. Cloning: Cutting edge science or Playing God?
17. The Creation Science Answer to Animal Rights Activists
18. Mutations: Is it possible for useful information to be added and passed on?
19. ... MANY MORE IDEAS CAN BE ADDED!!!

Click HERE for more information.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this writing contest to CreationSciencePapers{at}juno.com

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