Student Essay Contest 2020 (Deadline January 31)




Canadian Theological Society /

Société théologique canadienne

Subject: “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism” or another topic in theology


Eligibility:    Any student currently registered in a Canadian university or theological college


Length:         15 pages, typed and double spaced (4,000 words)


Due Date:   Friday, January 31, 2020 (by e-mail)


Essays need not be written originally for this contest and may be assignments from a course in theology or religious studies. The topic, however, must be theological in nature. This year’s theme invites further consideration of the importance of confronting what prevents Canadians from building lasting, meaningful and life-giving relationships with one another, especially settler colonialism and racism and their ongoing effects (for more details, please see the 2020 CTS Annual Meeting Call for Papers).


A letter or e-mail from a member of the theological or religious studies department to which the student belongs, indicating that the student is in good standing with the university or college, must also be submitted for each applicant.


The author of the winning essay will receive: $200; an invitation to read the paper at the annual meeting of the Canadian Theological Society at the University of Western Ontario, London, 1-3 June 2020; payment of meeting registration fees; and a subvention for travel and accommodation costs.


Send essays by e-mail by Friday, January 31, 2020 to

Jean-Pierre Fortin


Please include with your submission: institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number(s), and e-mail address. Submit all document via e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


Send letters verifying a student’s registration in a theological college or university to the above e-mail address.