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Essays that research aspects of the Reformation can be written by anyone who is a high school senior, who is in post-secondary education, or who fits the category of “advanced open.” The advanced open category is for anyone practiced in an art form but not currently enrolled in higher education. Post-secondary and advanced open entries should be sent directly to


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