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Scholarship Essay Contest by HandmadeWritings
HandMadeWritings holds a free writing contest. Our scholarship essay contest offers the winners a money reward. Our writing contest is not only designed to improve the lives of students by giving them a much-needed drinking money injection, but also to improve their essay writing technique, analytical skills, and topic presentation. We aim to give the essay contest entrants as much helpful feedback as we possibly can but this does depend on the volume of entries.
Essay writing contest for students
All students (between the ages of ) are eligible to enter our writing contest. We are looking to inspire the next generation of scholars and writers. As such we want to encourage everyone to enter and hone their essay writing techniques.
Our essay writing contest for students is usually held twice a year and is open for entries for a 4 to 6-month period depending on the volume of entries that we receive. This year our writing contest opens on the 1st of April and will run until the 31st of July.
Money reward for the winners
No contest is every worth entering without having a worthwhile prize to show for your efforts. Hand- Made Writings’ essay contest is free to enter and has three cash prizes:
- 1st place gets a money reward of $500
- 2nd place gets a cash prize of $300
- 3rd place will receive $200
As we are always looking to build and expand our pool of talented essay writers the best students can also find work as content writers at our service. By working with our guidelines and introducing them to our more experienced essayists we can help them improve their skills as an academic writer.
The essay writing contest’s deadline
Our essay writing contest opens for submissions on the 1st of May 2018 and will be closed at 11.59 PM EST on the 31st of August 2018. Any entries we received after this date will not be considered in the essay writing contest and will be ineligible for the money reward.
After the essay writing contest has been closed the entries will be distributed to our judging panel.
All essays entered into this writing contest must:
- be written in English only.
- be between 500 – 800 words in length.
- be free from plagiarism.
- have accredited any sources at the end of the essay.
- contain 1 or 2 images that help describe the topic.
- must be on one of the topics and subjects we have provided.
- have the writer’s contact information (name, email, and telephone number) included.
- have to be submitted digitally through email.
- have been entered before 11:59 PM EST on 31st of August 2018.
Our Judging system
A mixture of HandMadeWritings most accomplished essay writers and editors compromise the judging panel of the essay writing contest. All judges of the writing contest will be provided with a rubric of criteria and standards to judge the essays against to ensure all scoring and decisions are fair. The scoring and money reward winners will be determined against the following criteria:
- How the writer presented the topic and subject? Did they cover a wide perspective of issues and arguments? Did they write in-depth on a topic? Was it fair and objective? Was it subjective?
- What sources have been used? Are they appropriate for this kind of academic essay? How reliable are they? Have the sources been evaluated for credibility? Have they been cited in a fair manner and correctly? How have they been used to develop a debate? Do they either weaken or support an argument?
- The style and structure of the essay. Is it appropriate for the style and format of the debate? Do they understand the format and style of the essay? Do they use a reference system? Does the essay flow and is it signposted? Does it give a satisfactory conclusion?
- English writing skills, creative flair, vocabulary, and spelling.
By judging the writing contests entries across this range of considerations, our judges will determine the best entries and determine the cash prize winners. The time-frame for this analysis and decision will depend upon the number of entries we receive.
Guidelines for Writing
We do have some guidelines that you must follow to be considered an eligible entry in the contest and have a chance to win our cash reward.
These guidelines are strict and any essays that do not meet these criteria will be disqualified from the essay writing contest.
Essay topics for the writing contest
To be as fair as possible we have decided on a wide range of topics for this essay writing contest. All entries must pick one of the following topics to discuss:
- Global Warming
- Gun control
- American Dream
- Racism in the 21st century
- Nature Vs. Nurture
- Is Google making us stupid?
Any deviation from the topics provided will disqualify the entry from the writing contest, although narrowing and redefining broad topics like nature and nurture into a more creative and in-depth analysis that looks at it in a specific context is encouraged.
How to register for the essay writing contest
To register your interest in the writing contest please contact HandMadewritings through our email.
If you do have any questions about our essay writing contest that we haven’t covered here please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you have.
Winners of the contest
All winners of the essay writing contest will be contacted via the provided contact details. Winners of the writing contest will also be announced publicly through our website.