ACT Essay Writing Contest for High School Students
Any real person who is a permanent resident of the United States and is a high school student between Grades 9-12 is eligible to enter the contest. Students attending a public, private or home school are eligible to submit their entries. Teachers/Youth Directors can submit a collection of essays on behalf of their class. In such a case, request a Teachers’ form by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those entering the contest will be emailed an ACT essay prompt. The student needs to write the essay on the printable sheets provided in the email. Essays not written on the given Answer sheets will be disqualified. Your name or your school’s name should not be written on the Answer sheets. The handwritten essay responses should be scanned and emailed to email@example.com
. Entries sent to any other email id will not be accepted. On receipt of your essay, you will receive a confirmation email from Vibrant Publishers. One person can send the essay only once. Essays should be written by a single person; co-authored essays will not be accepted.
Submissions will be juried by a qualified panel of judges. Panelists will judge the essays on ideas and analysis, development and support, organization and language use and conventions, in line with the ACT essay writing guidelines. The essay should be original, unpublished and plagiarism free.
Scoring will be based on the ACT essay scoring rubric.
The decision of the panel in respect of all matters to do with the contest will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The last date for receiving the entries is Oct 31, 2019, 23:59 Pacific Time. Any essay received after the deadline will be disqualified.
Top-scoring essay will be awarded $100(Visa Debit Card) and a signed copy of Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: with 15 Sample Prompts by Dr. Aimee Weinstein. The winner will also get a chance to have a 15 min skype conversation with Dr. Weinstein. The top scoring essay will be published on Vibrant Publishers website. The winner’s school will receive a donation of 5 copies of the book, Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: with 15 Sample Prompts.
5 runners up will get suggestions for improvement on their essays and a signed copy of Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: with 15 Sample Prompts by Dr. Aimee Weinstein.
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