Student Essay Competition

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.


Student Essy Competition 2023 – now open

Your essay must be written under one of the following titles:
• Should the Church engage with Science?
• Artificial Intelligence – Peril or gift to the Christian?
• Science and Christian Apologetics – Help or hinderance?
• How should a Christian live in a time of Climate Emergency?

Your essay must be no more than 1000 words long and must be your original work. The entry must be submitted electronically  by midnight on the 30th August 2023. Please read the FULL Guidelines and Rules for this competion – click here to download a copy.



Previous Winners

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.