The Baptist Bulletin wants to identify and encourage young writers who speak to important issues of our day—writers who will honor Scripture while offering practical solutions for our network of churches. So if you are age 40 or younger (see details), write an essay of 2,000 words or less and send it to

First prize is $500, with the winner’s article to be published as a cover story in the Baptist Bulletin. Second prizes are $100 (there may be several), with the winning articles posted at