My Thoughts
ACT Essay Writing Contest for High School Students
We are happy to announce My Thoughts, an ACT Essay Writing contest for high school students, to celebrate the release of the book, Winning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: with 15 Sample Prompts by Dr. Aimee Weinstein.
 
Eligibility:
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 reachus@vibrantpublishers.com
 
Submission Criteria:
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 actessaycontest2019@vibrantpublishers.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.
 
Judging Criteria:

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 The essay should be original, unpublished and plagiarism free.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.

Deadline:
The last date for receiving the entries is Oct 31, 2019, 23:59 Pacific Time. Any essay received after the deadline will be disqualified.
 
Awards:

Winner

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.

Runners up

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.

Registration:

To enroll for the My Thoughts contest, enter your correct details below:








Announcement of Results and Privacy Policy:
Once you have submitted, the copyright of the essay will be with Vibrant Publishers. The results of the competition will be announced on Vibrant Publishers website on Nov 15, 2019. The announcement may include the name, photograph, name of the school, the town or region of residence and prize details of each prize winner. We may undertake publicity activities relating to competitions and prize awards. The winner therefore agrees to the use of their personal details and prize details in any post-prize-winning publicity.
Thank you for participating! Good luck!
Please Note: ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. which neither sponsors nor endorses this contest or this book.