2011 Shakespeare School Essay Competition: 15-19 years old

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Eligibility:

  • the contest is open to ALL youngsters aged 15-19
  • to enter the contest, you have to leave an interesting and original comment to any 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 officially registered as participant in this competition and you can start writing your essay!

Essay topic:

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Volunteering can help to make the world a better place to live in. But in a society in which the basic tenet is that Money makes the world go round, what is the meaning of volunteering? Are the people who get involved in volunteering programmes utopians? Do you honestly believe that volunteering brings advantages to both volunteers and the assisted ones?

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Write an essay of maximum 500 words, give it a catchy title and offer enough reasons to convince us that volunteering can change our society for the better.

Amaze us with your fresh ideas on volunteering and you may win an amazing summer school in the UK!

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

Prizes:

1st Prize

–          a 2 week  summer school (17-31 July 2011) in England at OXFORD, offered by Mirunette International Education travel agency *

–          a surprise gift from Carturesti bookshop

–          books & Cambridge University Press backpack offered by Fischer International

–          discount card from Puma

* The English summer school at Oxford Brookes University includes:

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  • English classes –  20  lessons per week, in multinational groups of maximum 15 students

  • 3 meals/day and 14 nights accommodation in the residence of Oxford Brookes University, Morell Hall campus, in single rooms, common bathrooms and kitchen

  • Daily sports and social programme

  • 2 full day excursions (London, Bath)

  • 2 ½ day excursion (Blenheim Palace & Gardens, Cotswold Wild Life Park, etc)

  • Use of textbooks and educational materials

  • Certificate of attendance

  • UK medical insurance

  • transfer to and from London Heathrow airport

  • Romanian group leader (a Shakespeare School English teacher) that will accompany the group of students

  • 2nd Prize

    –         a 2 week summer school (14-28 August 2011) in England at Cambridge, offered by Studio Cambridge, the oldest language school in Cambridge, accredited by the British Council and English UK *

    –          a surprise gift from Carturesti

    –          books & Cambridge University Press backpack offered by Fischer International

    –          discount card from Puma

    *The English summer school at Cambridge includes:

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  • English classes –  20  lessons per week, in multinational groups of maximum 15 playertatilah.com students, held at Ridley Hall College, Cambridge University

  • 3 meals/day and 14 nights accommodation in the campus of Cambridge University, double or single rooms, common bathrooms

  • Daily sports and social programme

  • 2 full day excursions (London, Bath)

  • Use of textbooks and educational materials

  • Certificate of attendance

  • medical insurance

  • transfer to and from London Heathrow airport

  • Romanian group leader (a Shakespeare School English teacher) that will accompany the group of students

  • 3rd Prize

    –          IELTS or Cambridge exam fee (KET, PET, FCE or CAE), offered by British Council

    –          a free 20 hour English summer course at Shakespeare School

    –          books offered by Fischer International

    –          discount card from Puma

    5 Honourable Mentions consisting of:

    –          Oxford/Cambridge dictionaries CD ROM or British Chcurches album, offered by Fischer International

    –          a 50% discount for any intensive English summer course held at Shakespeare School

    –          a voucher for buying sports articles from Puma Cotroceni

    –          a surprise gift from Carturesti

    12 Special Prizes consisting of:

    –          1 book offered by Fischer International

    –          a surprise gift from Carturesti

    –      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

    Guidelines:

    • all essays must be written in English
    • all essays must be original and unpublished
    • word count: 350- maximum 500 words

    Judging criteria & Evaluation stages

    • Essays will be judged on: task achievement, language accuracy, register & vocabulary, organization & cohesion, originality
    • 1st stage: essays will be evaluated by a panel of judges comprising Shakespeare School English teachers, that will announce the best 20 essays on May 20, 2011
    • 2nd stage: the 20 finalists will be invited for a short interview, which will take place on Sunday, 29th 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

    Deadline

    All essays must be submitted by March 23, 2011 (we”ve extended the deadline).

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

    GOOD LUCK!

    Under the aegis of:  Logo An European

    Sponsors: Mirunette International Education, Studio Cambridge, Harrow House College, St. Michael’s College, Cohn and Jansen JWT, Puma Romania, Simaco Advertising

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    Main Partners: British Council, Fischer International, Carturesti

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    Media partners: TVR, Kiss FM, 24 FUN, Teen Press, Fundatia Dinu Patriciu, Asociatia Young Initiative, studentie.ro, calificativ.ro, clopotel.ro, Romania Pozitiva, Presa in blugi, Amdoar18ani.ro, Mediafax

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