2010 Mormon Expression Essay Contest

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You’ve got a story and we want to hear it! Mormon Expression is pleased to announce the first annual personal essay contest. The rules are simple. Record a personal essay that has something to do with Mormonism. Entries must be no longer than 10 minutes in length. All entries are due by July 1st, 2010. The winning essay will be given $100.

Entries will be combined into a personal essay show and released as a Mormon Expression podcast.

To enter send a digital recording of the file in any standard format to mail@mormonexpression.com. Please include a short description of the essay, any relevant background information, and a way for us to contact you.

You must be 18 years old, or have your parent or guardian’s express written permission to enter. All entries become the property of the Mormon Expression podcast and may be rebroadcast or published to publicly available forums. Entries may be edited prior to publishing. All personal information will be kept confidential.

  • David

    An essay about anything that has to with Mormon-izm? So…this could be…like a travelmony? Or wrastlin’ with the adversary (I think I pinned him)? Or a recounting of the still small voices in my head and the conversations we have had (such happy times)? Or about the guy I knew that sacrificed his cat as kind of a modern day Abraham, to absolve himself of the influence of porn and all the joy it brought him? I probably have had a couple of 3 Nephite stories (I passed several hitchhiker’s on different occasions and when I turned around: they were gone) besides, you’ve already done the big 3. I’ll Fast & Pray and submit.

  • David

    An essay about anything that has to with Mormon-izm? So…this could be…like a travelmony? Or wrastlin’ with the adversary (I think I pinned him)? Or a recounting of the still small voices in my head and the conversations we have had (such happy times)? Or about the guy I knew that sacrificed his cat as kind of a modern day Abraham, to absolve himself of the influence of porn and all the joy it brought him? I probably have had a couple of 3 Nephite stories (I passed several hitchhiker’s on different occasions and when I turned around: they were gone) besides, you’ve already done the big 3. I’ll Fast & Pray and submit.

  • http://www.ldshistory.net Perry

    Big 3.

    I’ll Fast & Pray and submit.

    I think you meant to say, “Pray, Pay and Obey!”

    • David

      OMG, I think I felt a well…I can only describe it as a feeling: what you wrote MUST be true. On a more serious note. The sound file I send in for consideration, do you think it will it help my chances of winning if I read it in “pulpit speak”? (I’ve been practicing by reading from the phone book as I look upon a rock I put into an old top hat [just for the sake of accuracy, let it be known the phone book was not inside the hat] I read until I am breathless, BTW the hat has a way cool hatband made of snake skin.) And, do you know if ME is going to take out 10% as a shake-down, er excuse me, what I meant to say is the 10% a guarantee that I won’t burn in hell and will that cover me for the small normal day to day experiences of touching hot things? Couple of weeks ago I picked up my wife’s RED HOT curling iron by the business end, will it cover stuff like that? HOLY Fetch that hurt!

  • http://www.ldshistory.net Perry

    Big 3.

    I’ll Fast & Pray and submit.

    I think you meant to say, “Pray, Pay and Obey!”

    • David

      OMG, I think I felt a well…I can only describe it as a feeling: what you wrote MUST be true. On a more serious note. The sound file I send in for consideration, do you think it will it help my chances of winning if I read it in “pulpit speak”? (I’ve been practicing by reading from the phone book as I look upon a rock I put into an old top hat [just for the sake of accuracy, let it be known the phone book was not inside the hat] I read until I am breathless, BTW the hat has a way cool hatband made of snake skin.) And, do you know if ME is going to take out 10% as a shake-down, er excuse me, what I meant to say is the 10% a guarantee that I won’t burn in hell and will that cover me for the small normal day to day experiences of touching hot things? Couple of weeks ago I picked up my wife’s RED HOT curling iron by the business end, will it cover stuff like that? HOLY Fetch that hurt!

  • Carey

    You know for the most part the environment here is very intellectual no matter what side your on. I’ve just started listening to these podcast and visiting the site, and the thing I like is the freedom of expression and respect for different of opinions, etc… to a point. I mean it doesn’t have to be all touchy feely either, but when its just simply to ridicule others for their beliefs I think thats just in bad taste.

  • Carey

    You know for the most part the environment here is very intellectual no matter what side your on. I’ve just started listening to these podcast and visiting the site, and the thing I like is the freedom of expression and respect for different of opinions, etc… to a point. I mean it doesn’t have to be all touchy feely either, but when its just simply to ridicule others for their beliefs I think thats just in bad taste.