Mennonite Life invites high school scholars and artists to submit essays, creative writing, multimedia projects or original works of art or music on topics related to Mennonite and Anabaptist history, identity or theology.

Regulations

Cornelius Krahn, 1902–90, was born in Russia, educated in Europe, and taught in Kansas, five years at Tabor College and 30 years at Bethel College. He was the founding editor of Mennonite Life. For years, he taught a Mennonite History, Life and Thought class at Bethel. Those categories of history, identity and theology are the areas covered by this contest.Cornelius Krahn, 1902–90, was born in Russia, educated in Europe, and taught in Kansas, five years at Tabor College and 30 years at Bethel College. He was the founding editor of Mennonite Life. For years, he taught a Mennonite History, Life and Thought class at Bethel. Those categories of history, identity and theology are the areas covered by this contest.
  1. All works should be created during the 2015–16 academic year. Mennonite Life is interested in ideas that reside at the intersection of academia and Mennonite theology and experience. Thus traditional formats such as history, research and creative essays are welcome, as are newer formats such as websites, short movies, art and music. Each work should do more than summarize existing material and should refer to a variety of documented sources— newer format entries require a brief written explanation of their link to history, identity, or theology.
  2. All entries must include the author’s name, home address, e-mail address and school. Historical essays should use the Chicago Manual of Style citation method.
  3. Award winners will be published in the 2016 edition of Mennonite Life. Submission grants Mennonite Life the right to publish the work online.
  4. Submit entries in electronic format to: mennonite-life@bethelks.edu
  5. Deadline = April 1, 2016

Awards

First place–$200
Second place–$150
Third place–$100

New This Year

Bethel, Hesston and Tabor Colleges will award a $500 scholarship to any Krahn Multimedia Contest winner who enrolls at their respective institution.