2019 Student Symposium - Call for Papers

Call for Papers)   

(Submission date: Monday, November 26, 2018)

21st Annual BYU Religious Education Student Symposium

Friday, February 15, 2019

Wilkinson Student Center

Purpose of Conference:

To provide a forum for students to research, write, and present papers about religious subjects from a faithful perspective.


All full-time BYU undergraduate and graduate students attending BYU-Provo Winter Semester 2019 on campus are invited to submit a paper.

Thousands of dollars in cash prizes for winning papers!

Contest Guidelines:

Papers submitted for presentation at the Symposium must be original and faith-promoting. If accepted, each author should plan on fifteen minutes to present their paper. Papers should focus on a topic of religious significance, including but not limited to the following:

Scriptural topics                  Religion and family life
Doctrinal topics                   Family history
Church History                    Teachings of the prophets
Ancient religious history      World religions

DEADLINE: November 26, 2018

Students submitting papers will be notified of acceptance by mid-January 2019.

Papers must be formatted Chicago style, typed (double-spaced), and 10-12 pages in length (not including endnotes).  All quoted sources must be fully cited in endnotes. Submit papers as a Word document via email to beverly_yellowhorse@byu.edu. Please include the following information on a cover page:

  • Title of the Paper
  • Student’s Name  (Do not include your name on any other pages, even in the header)
  • Major and class (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student)
  • Contact Information:  BYU address, phone number, e-mail
  • Statement that the paper is solely your original and individual work

On a separate page at the end of your paper, provide an abstract or summary (150 words or less). Please retain documentation of the sources you cite should your paper be accepted for publication.


Contact Dr. Casey Griffiths: 422-3862 (casey_griffiths@byu.edu) or
Beverly Yellowhorse: 422-3611 (beverly_yellowhorse@byu.edu)

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