Entries for the largest National English Language Arts Competition, organized by the Shakespeare School Association for Education, are nearing completion.
High school and high school students from all over the country have time until March 26 to send their specially written papers for the 9th edition "Shakespeare School Essay Competition".
This year, the participants were challenged to write an original text in English to express their opinion on a fashion topic, very familiar to the young generation: video games - addiction or sports of the mind? (Are video games addictive activities or mind sports?)
The contest is organized by two age categories, 11-14 years and 15-19 years respectively.
Participation is free and the essays are registered online, at www.shakespeare-school.ro/essay-competition-despre-concurs/, until March 26, 2017.
An English language essay about video games can send a child to the camp in the UK!
Those entering the competition can win prizes totaling over 5,000 euros: two camps in the UK (for the winner of each age group), English courses at Shakespeare School, registration fees for Cambridge exams, books, dictionaries and many other surprises.
The jury consists of Shakespeare School teachers, who select the best and most creative 30 works. The final hierarchy of the winners is established following short interviews with the finalists.
In addition to the essay prizes, the Excellence Trophy will be awarded, for the county with the most representatives in the competition, as well as the Certificate of Excellence distinction awarded to the teacher with the most students enrolled in the 9th edition of the Shakespeare School Essay Competition . Also, he will participate for free, as a group attendant, at a 2-week camp in the UK.
The awards ceremony will take place in June 2017.
The contest "Shakespeare School Essay Competition" is included in the Calendar of Educational Activities of the School Inspectorate of the Municipality of Bucharest.
At the 9th edition, the project enjoys a great popularity among young people who are passionate about English, and over 4,000 essays from all the counties of the country are registered annually. The competition aims to stimulate creative thinking, the spirit of innovation, originality and motivate young people to perfect their English, while also giving them the chance for a unique experience, in an international study camp.
The ambassador of the 9th edition of the "Shakespeare School Essay Competition" is Cristian Onetiu - a successful entrepreneur, with over 15 years experience, present in the Top 500 Forbes, speaker, business consultant for international companies, author and producer tv. Its role is to provide participants with a personal and professional example of creative thinking and passion-driven performance.
More details on the theme and regulation can be found on the competition page, HERE.
The Shakespeare School for Education Association, founded in 2011, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support talented young people to follow their passions by perfecting English and helping children with reduced opportunities to develop and learn English. Among the projects of the association are scholarships for deepening the English language, creative competitions having as prizes summer schools in the United Kingdom, high school campaigns on international certifications as well as English courses taught by over 200 children volunteers from the 30 social centers. partners from Bucharest and other cities of the country. The association promotes the development of young people in a harmonious environment, also organizing educational workshops for parents.
The Shakespeare School Essay Competition is one of the projects through which the Shakespeare School for Education Association aims to stimulate creative thinking and motivate young people across the country to improve their English language skills. The motto of the association is "English opens up opportunities" because mastering a language of international circulation can make a difference in the future of young people, facilitating their access to a quality education and a successful career.