2010 Shakespeare School Essay Competition: age group 11-14

Amaze us and you can win an amazing summer!


  • the contest is open to ALL youngsters aged 11-14
  • to enter the contest, you have to leave an interesting and original comment to one of the posts from Shakespeare School blog
  • optional: if you have a Facebook account, you may become one of our fans on Shakespeare’ School Facebook fan page

When you fulfil these requirements, you are officialy registered as participant in this competition and you can start writing your essay!

Essay topic:

We all love reading books / watching films and we are fascinated by their heroes (Edward Cullen, Harry Potter, Jack Sparrow, Indiana Jones, etc) and their adventures. We are amazed by their skills, intelligence, wisdom or courage.

Imagine you could step into your hero’s world for one day!

What would be the first thing you would like to do? Where would you like to go? What would you like to experience? What questions would you ask your hero? What souvenir would you take back into our world?

Write a 200-250 word essay to describe your amazing trip and we promise you an amazing summer if you win our essay competition!

The creativity of your ideas expressed is more important than perfect English grammar.


1st Prize

– a 2 week  summer school (18 July- 1 August 2010) in England at St.Michael’s College, Tenbury Wells

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The English summer school at St. Michael’s College includes:

  • English classes –  19  lessons per week, in groups of maximum 15 students

  • 14 nights accommodation and all meals in the residence of St Michael’s College

  • Daily sports and social programme.

  • 4 full day excursions (Manchester, Bath, London, Cardiff)

  • 2 ½ day excursion (Worcester, Hereford)

  • Use of textbooks and educational materials

  • Certificate of attendance

  • Morning medical clinic on campus each weekday.

The prize does not include*:
o flight ticket Bucharest-London-Bucharest
o transfer to and from London Heathrow airport (can be arranged at an additional cost)

* The transport and transfer costs must be paid by the winner, who must have sufficient funds to cover these expenses. Otherwise, the prize will be offered to the next competitor.

2nd Prize
– a 20 hour English summer course at Shakespeare School; you can choose between: “Around the World in 10 days with National Geographic” or “The mysterious world of Harry Potter and Avatar
– a bag (with notebook, coloring pencils, eraser and pen) and a Penguin English Dictionary, offered by DIVERTA
– books offered by Fischer International

3rd Prize
– a 20 hour English summer course at Shakespeare School: “New Moon and the Pirates of the Caribbean: a world of romance and adventure
– a school bag (with notebook, coloring pencils, eraser and pen) and a Penguin English Dictionary, offered by DIVERTA
– books offered by Fischer International

3 Honourable Mentions consisting of:
– 1 Penguin English Dictionary, offered by DIVERTA
– 1 book offered by Fischer International
– a 50% discount for any intensive English summer course held at Shakespeare School

+ 4 Special Prizes consisting of:
– 1 book offered by Fischer International or 1 Penguin English Dictionary offered by DIVERTA
– a 25% discount for any intensive English summer course held at Shakespeare School

Important notes:

  • participation is FREE OF CHARGE
  • all submitted essays will receive a Certificate of Participation to our essay competition
  • winning essays and other essays of merit will receive an Essay Award Certificate
  • all winning essays will be posted on Shakespeare School blog
  • English teachers that will have minimum 10 students enrolled to 2010 Shakespeare School Essay Competition will receive a “Certificate of Merit” from Shakespeare School


  • all essays must be written in English
  • all essays must be original and unpublished
  • word count: 200-250 words

Judging criteria & Evaluation stages

  • Essays will be judged on clarity, originality, creativity
  • 1st stage: essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising Shakespeare School staff, that will announce the best 15 essays until May 25, 2010
  • 2nd stage: the 15 finalists will be invited for a short interview, which will take place on Sunday, 30th of May, at Shakespeare School in Bucharest
  • the final results will be announced on June 10, at the award ceremony which will be held at Shakespeare School, 11 Dimirie Racovita Street, sector 2, Bucharest


All essays must be submitted by May 6, 2010.

How to submit your essay:
– Complete the online application form and upload your essay on our website at  “Inscriere Concurs”
– An e-mail will be sent confirming the receipt of your submission



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