Rewarded Essays Writing Contest 2017
The essay contest is open to all high school students from anywhere in the world.
Choose one of the following prompts for your essay.
- What life skills can students master while in college? Which three are the most important and why?
- What do you see as the most pressing social issue we face? Why is it the most pressing?
- Who inspires you? Why?
- Provide three life goals you believe will be more achievable by obtaining your college degree.
First Place: $500
Second Place: $350
Third Place: $150
October 20, 2017
Judges: A panel of our editors and writers
Language: Essays must be written in English
Length: Essays should be 700-900 words
Format: .doc, .rtf, .docx, or .odt files
Where to Submit: Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, “Essay Contest.” Make sure you send us your entries only.
Be certain that your contact information (name, email address, and phone) are provided on a separate page.
The results will be published on October 25, 2017
Important Evaluation Criteria
So that you are have a clear idea of what the judges are looking for, here are some additional criteria to keep in mind.
- Obviously, plagiarism will automatically dis-qualify any entry. Essays will be scanned for plagiarism, so be careful. If you supply quotes from anywhere or anyone, be certain that you cite them properly.
- Judges are looking for a creative approach to the essay prompts. Do some serious brainstorming and pre-planning before you write.
- Be certain that, when you select an essay prompt, you clearly understand it and stick to the topic.
- If you include images, be certain that you have the authority to use them.
- Absolutely no grammatical or mechanical errors should appear in your essay. Student should take the time to review and edit many times, so that their essays are fully polished.
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