British Council Essay Contest

Sunday, April 24, 2011 Unknown 0 Comments

Filipino students ages 12-15 years old are invited to submit their entries to the British Council Essay Writing Contest. The theme of which is quite simple. Answer “Why do I want to go to the UK?” in 300 - 500 words. The winner will be given a round trip ticket to UK and will experience a three-week summer camp on July 31 to August 20, 2011 at St. Edmund’s College

Contest Requirements:
  • Philippine passport holders and aged 12-15 years old as of 1st January 2011. Relatives of British Council employees (up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity) are disqualified.
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Theme: “Why do I want to go to the UK?”
  2. Entry Guidelines
    • Type-written in essay format on A4 size bond paper using MS Word, font size 12, font Times New Roman and double-spaced, with 3/4th inch margins top and bottom and ½ inch margins left and right.
    • In English
    • Minimum of 300 words and maximum of 500 words
    • Complete with bibliographical notes
  3. Place printout entry, completed application form of St Edmund’s College, and a copy of valid passport in a letter envelope addressed and sent via registered mail, courier or personally delivered with signed receipts, to:
    • Michael Cabigon
      Programme Officer
      British Council
      10/F Taipan Place
      F. Ortigas Jr. Road
      Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605
  4. Judging Criteria
    • 65% - Substance, content, originality, analysis and adherence to the Essay theme
    • 20% - style, organization and creativity
    • 15% - Logic, organization and coherence
  5. From all submissions, judges will select 5 finalists who will be invited for an interview
  6. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Submission Deadline is on May 5, 2011, 5:30PM

Contest Prize:

  • British Council will provide one winner return airfare, Manila terminal fee, visa processing fee and tuition for the three-week summer camp on July 31 to August 20, 2011. The visa processing fee will be refunded to the winner upon presentation of official receipt from VFS.

  • No entry fee
  • One of a kind experience for the winner
  • No online submission
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