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Assigned Competition 2013


North-East American Diocese

Sunday School Association

Assigned Competitions 2013




Draw a picture based on the following bible verse:

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.”  (Genesis 1:3)


Group 2: PRIMARY – GRADE 1,2,3

Draw a picture based on the following bible verse:

So when she opened the ark, she saw the child crying, and the daughter of Pharaoh had compassion on him and said, “This is one of the Hebrews’ children.”  (Exodus 2:6)

Write a short paragraph about your drawing


Group 3: JUNIOR – GRADE 4,5,6 - ESSAY

The book of Daniel, chapter 3, is about the plight of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  How will you handle similar situations in your life?               




Numerous innocent children lost their lives during the tragic school shooting in Newtown, CT.  Why does the innocent suffer?


Group 5: SENIOR – GRADE 10,11, 12 - ESSAY

Recent studies have shown there is a decline of religious affiliation among young people in the United States.  Among the Orthodox Christians in this country, do you feel that your generation is less or more devout than your parents’ or grandparents’ generation?  Explain.



Competition Guidelines

·         The time limit for the competition is 45 minutes. 


·         Each Essay or Drawing should have a cover page indicating the student name, Group #, Grade & Parish.  The papers on which the drawing and essay are completed should not list the name of the student or any identification mark on it.  Any violation of this will result in a disqualification. 


·         Essays should be written using black or blue ink pens. Pencil written entries are not accepted.


·         No notes or other reference materials should be permitted for the essay or drawing competitions.

Parish Level Guidelines

·         Individual parishes will conduct Assigned Competitions in their respective parishes under the guidance and supervision of the Sunday School Principal.


·         Either the Principal or someone else the Principal designates should select a 1st and 2nd place winner in each category and both the 1st and 2nd place winners will represent their parish in the Area Level Assigned Competitions.


·         Please see “Area Level Guidelines” for detailed judging criteria.


Area Level Guidelines





Theme Presentation

5 points

Clarity & Neatness

3 points

*Write Up

2 points


10 points



*Since there is no write-up for BEGINNER – NURSERY/ KG, “Theme Presentation” and “Clarity &
Neatness” get equal weighting (i.e. 5 points each).





2 points

Content & Grammar    

4 points

Biblical Reference       

2 points


2 points


10 points 







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