Writing Contests for Students

Sunday, October 03, 2010 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

English teachers can motivate their students by giving out assignments that can give them good grades. But why not go beyond just giving a score incentive and give out CASH incentive as well? Right now, there are 2 writing contests running. One for college students - Chile: Odes from the Philippines and the other for high school students - Environmental Essay contest. The first contest offers HUGE CASH prizes in US $ while the latter contest offers Peso Cash prizes as well as computers for the grand winner.




Contest Requirements:
  • Chile: Odes from the Philippines
    • All Filipino students from any tertiary education (college) course
  • Environmental Essay contest
    • Open to all high school students, nationwide
Contest Mechanics:
  • Environmental Essay contest
    1. Theme: "I HOLD THE FUTURE: PRESERVING THE PHILIPPINE BIODIVERSITY"
    2. Essay Guidelines
      • Must be in English
      • 1,000 to 1,500 words
      • Short bond paper (8.5” x 11”)
      • Font - Arial at 11pt
      • No names or identifying marks must be written on the essay
    3. Submit entries online at hedcor.com/essaycontest.php (scroll to end of page)
    4. You may also submit your entries at any 2GO outlet. Download and complete the entry form and submit along with 5 copies of your essay in a short brown envelope.
    5. 5 finalists will be chosen from all the entries
    6. The 5 finalists will be invited for an on-the-spot essay contest on December 10, 2010
    7. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period:
  • Chile: Odes from the Philippines
    • September 19 - November 30, 2010
  • Environmental Essay contest
    • Submission Deadline is on November 6, 2010

Contest Prize:
  • Chile: Odes from the Philippines
    • 1st Prize – United States Dollars US$ 1000
    • 2nd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500
    • 3rd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500
    • 2 Honorable Mention Winners – United States Dollars US$ 100 (not indicated if $100 will be shared or if it is $100 each)
  • Environmental Essay contest
    • 1st Prize – P25,000 and one personal computer unit each for the winner and his/her school
    • 2nd Prize – P15,000
    • 3rd Prize – P10,000
    • 2 Finalists - P5,000 (not indicated if P5,000 will be shared or if it is P5,000 each)

Upside:
  • Chile: Odes from the Philippines
    • CASH Prizes in US$
    • Online submission
    • FREE to do
  • Environmental Essay contest
    • Absolutely no way to cheat since there will be an on-the-spot essay contest to judge the final 5
    • Online submission
    • FREE to do

Downside:
  • Chile: Odes from the Philippines
    • Submitted copies of winning entries shall remain with, and become the property of the Embassy of Chile
  • Environmental Essay contest
    • Prizes not clear

For more information on Chile: Odes from the Philippines, log on to up.edu.ph
For more information on Environmental Essay contest, log on to hedcor.com