|30 March 2013|
|spokenWord 2014 Date Set|
Date Announced for 2nd Annual Contest in NYC
The public is invited to attend the inspirational spokenWord 2014 Ivy League Bible Memorization Challenge Finale the night before Palm Sunday next spring. This unique event, to be held Saturday, April 12, will take place at the Scholastic Auditorium in New York City, at 7:00 pm (see map below).
Tickets will be available for $10 and will be available for purchase here, beginning in January. Mark your calendars today.
Be inspired by the power of the memorized Word of God
Saturday, 4/12/14 // Scholastic Auditorium // 7:00pm
Sponsored by Christian Union, the evening will feature unforgettable presentations by students who will creatively bring God’s Word to life, making the Word of God even more real to everyone who attends.
You can view last year's winning entry—plus the finalist entries from the 2013 contest, here.
The spokenWord 2014 Challenge is designed to encourage Ivy League students, guests who attend the Finale, and all who will watch the presentations online, to discover the value and beauty of memorizing God's Word. Students—or teams of up to four students—who enter the contest and are selected as finalists will present, in a creative spoken word format, from memory, a Biblical text from one particular passage or from a range of passages in the Old and/or New Testaments.
Keren Rohe, Harvard '13, wrote about her experience in the 2012 contest.
The presentations will be judged, and a winner selected, at the conclusion of the evening. As the judges deliberate, guests will enjoy uplifting music.
The Public is Invited to Attend
Individuals, Families and Groups will want to make this event part of their preparation for the Easter season. The Finale will begin at 7:00 pm on April 12th. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Tickets will be available, beginning in January, for $10 each.
Students are Invited to Enter
Undergraduate students who attend one of the seven Ivy League schools where Christian Union has a leadership development ministry (Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Cornell, Penn, Princeton and Yale) are invited to enter. The contest guidelines will be available here starting in December.
The Scholastic Auditorium is at 557 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Streets. The closest subways are the N/R train at Prince St., the 6 at Spring St., and the B, D, and F at Broadway/Lafayette.
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