David O. McKay Essay Contest

David O. McKay Essay Contest

This essay contest is in honor of President David O. McKay, created to encourage a search for the high ideals contained in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to encourage the application of those principles in everyday life.

Theme: The Restored Gospel and Applied Christianity (Personal essays should stress the application of gospel ideals in daily living.)

Eligibility: All full-time students at Brigham Young University. Entries will be accepted in two divisions: Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students.

Deadline: Entries must be received by Friday, February 15, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

Awards: First Prize $1,200
Second Prize $1,000
Third Prize $700

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