Student Essay Competition

The 2022 Student Essay Competition is now OPEN!

1st Prize – £250,   2nd Prize – £125,   3rd Prize – £50

Your essay must be no more than 1000 words and should be written under one of the following titles:

  • Is there a place for spiritual activities in the Metaverse?
  • Is gene editing doing the work of God?
  • Is climate fatigue a problem for the church?
  • Science – a surer way to God or a dead end?

Entry must be submitted to the Secretary ([email protected]) by midnight on the 30th August 2022

For further information, rules and guidelines click here or email [email protected]

Previous Winners

Each year, CiS hosts an essay competition for students to enter, either individually, in pairs or as a group. Topics are provided, entries are submitted over the summer and judged in early autumn. The essay competition is designed to encourage promising young thinkers and writers to explore different science-faith topics.

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (where applicable) essays from our Summer competitions can be viewed below.  The winning essay will be published in the PreCiS.

Disclaimer: Please note that the views expressed in the following essays are those of the student author and do not necessarily reflect the views of CiS or any of its officers or members.