Each year the Historical Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) sponsors a writing competition.
There are three categories: church history, association history (includes agencies and institutions); and biography, autobiography, memoirs and personal reflection. For the 2020 competition, the entries should have been released in 2019 or 2020.
Older church histories can qualify if additional work has been done to bring them current to this date and have not been previously submitted.
The deadline for submission is July 31. Winners will be recognized at the 2020 BSC annual meeting in November.
One of the tasks of the Historical Committee is to encourage churches, associations, institutions and agencies who are affiliated with the BSC to preserve historical documents, artifacts, correspondence and records. Closely related to this task is to encourage churches, associations, etc. to produce a “high standard history of individuals, churches, associations and conventions.”
The competition was established to recognize and reward excellent historical publications. To enter your history book, DVD, etc., mail two copies to: BSC, History Committee, P.O. Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512-1107. Contact Penny Cozadd at (800) 395-5102, ext. 5618, or [email protected].
All entries become the property of the BSC Historical Committee and will be added to the N.C. Baptist Historical Collection (also known as the Ethel Taylor Crittenden Collection in Baptist History) at Wake Forest University.
For more information about the collection, visit: zsr.wfu.edu/special/collections/nc-baptist-historical-collection/.