The Chan Essay Prize is an annual award of $2500, established in 1987 by the Lionel Chan Family Endowment. To enter, submit an original essay, a term paper for a course, or a chapter of a thesis or dissertation, with an introduction and conclusion to frame it as an independent essay. The evaluating criteria are as follows:
Genre: Within the specific genre (essay, sermon, term paper, chapter of a larger work), does the entry exhibit excellence?
Topic: How well does the topic engage?
Creativity/Contribution: given the audience of the genre, how much of an original or creative contribution...