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Edubirdie Essay Writing Contest

03 Jun 2016Contests

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Winners of the first Edubridie essay writing contest:

1st place: 

Madeeha Kafeel.
Topic: The Place on earth where you won’t come for any money in the world.

2nd place: 

Veronica Njeri Ndungu!
Topic: THE DAILY LIFE OF AN AFRICAN IN A VERY NON-AFRICAN NEIGHBORHOOD (immigrant experience)

3rd place:

Anthony Chebe Kang’ara
Topic: Pros and Cons of immigrant issue.

All the winners please contact via email [email protected] to claim your prize! 


Are you a person, who has ideas about stuff? Can you write your thoughts clearly and in a fun way? We’re interested!

Edubirdie essay writing service is eager to support and inspire writers of any kind. Our sole purpose of this essay writing contest is to discover the most talented essay writers and promote their creativeness and writing skills.

By entering our Superb Writing Contest, you will get your work published on the Edubirdie and shared on our social media profiles. Oh, and there is more!

Three finalists of the contest will receive a cash prize!

All finalists will receive a certificate of Contest winning essayist that will be a great addition to their writing portfolio. The Winner will be interviewed by our team and get fame of the Best Edubirdie Essayist, promoted through our social media profiles.

Who can participate:

We welcome any and every enthusiast to participate in our contest. Feeling like writing a good story? You're more than welcomed

Topics:

  • Insufferably rich C students
  • Pros and cons of immigrant issue (argumentative essay)
  • The place on Earth where you won`t come for any money in the world
  • Immigrant Experience
  • Academic dishonesty - a way to a successful career or college expulsion
  • Immigrant days and immigrant ways: Effects of Illegal Immigration

Want to share your opinion but doubt your writing skills? Join the conversation! Join our Facebook group and share your thoughts on the topic with other interested readers of Edubirdie.

We are happy to listen to you and promise an encouraging present to the most active speaker!

Rules:

Formatting Requirements:

  • Up to 1,500 words maximum!! There is no word minimum, though.
  • Please submit the essay in one of the following file types: Word (.doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx).
  • Feel free to use images if you hold rights for their distribution and/or can provide full credit to the owner. Please note that the picture should be relevant to the topic.
  • Your name must not appear anywhere in the story. Instead, please provide your full name, valid email address and social media id/handle on a separate page of your submission.

Judging:

After conclusion of the application acceptance period, all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of qualified judges consisting of writers and professional editors of Edubirdie team.

Judging will be conducted in accordance to the following criteria:

  • originality,
  • use of language,
  • creativity and
  • relevance to the topic of the Contest.

The 3 entrants whose essays receive the highest overall scores, will be declared the winners.

EDUBIRDIE may, in its sole discretion, post the verified winners’ names on the Contest Page and/or any of Edubirdies’ websites, including Twitter, FB and other social media pages.

The finalists will receive a notification via email. In case if the finalists: a) do not reply to the notification or b) refuse to receive the prize, the Edubirdie Contest committee will run the prize to the next up-running contestant.

Prizes:

A total of 3 prizes will be made available during Contest:

  • Winner - $500
  • 2nd place - $250
  • 3rd place - $100

Each prize will be awarded via PayPal or other applicable payment method. Limit one prize per person.

Application:

Submissions are accepted from 5 June through 15 July 2016.

The finalists will be announced on 25 July 2016 through our social media accounts.

Send your submission to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I format my entry?

All essays should be submitted in English at a maximum of 1,500 words. We prefer that you send the essay in a Microsoft Word document; however, we will also consider essays that are pasted into the body of the e-mail itself.

Please double-check your submission for grammar and/or spelling mistakes.

Also make sure to include your name, email address and social media ID/handle in the body of the e-mail and on any copies or attachments of the essay itself.

Q. How do I submit my entry?

E-mail your submission to [email protected]

Each email submission will receive a message verifying that the essay was received. Additionally, please note that winners and runners-up will be notified around 20 July 2016 via email and announced at our Contest page later on.

Q. What happens if I go over the word limit?

Your essay can be excluded from consideration. And although there is no word minimum, we strongly encourage all contest participants to submit at least 800 words to maximize their chances of winning.

Q. Can I choose to remain anonymous?

Unfortunately, we cannot consider anonymous entries for this contest.

Q. My piece has been previously published. Will you consider it?

No. All entries must be original pieces of work and not be previously published.

Q. Should I send you photos that support my essay?

Please feel free to add some photos or illustrations that relate to your piece. However, make sure that pictures do not violate any copyright.

Q. Is there any advice you can give me to help stand out of the row?

Certainly. Here are a few pointers from the Edubirdie editorial team, who are in jury.

Stick to the theme of the contest. Your essay might be the brilliant one, but as long as it's away from the topic, you will not hit the score. Check your spelling. Double-duh, yeah. Still, we have to insist.

Avoid clichés. Brevity is the soul of wit, but has nothing to do with banality.

Try a less-expected subject. Look wider on the topic and find an unusual angle to cover.

Good luck!

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