Monday, 14 November 2016

A&E Essay Writing Contest

Every year A&E Television Network hosts a national student essay contest.  Students submit their essays about the lives of the people they believe to have had the greatest influence on the country of Canada in 2016. Prizes are awarded to the student writer of the winning essay, and to the teacher!

WHAT:
Grades 5 to 12 students enter the contest by submitting their original essays supporting their choices of important people who had a significant impact on Canadian society in 2016.

The essay must discuss whether the person’s effect on Canadian society was positive or negative. Essays do not necessarily need to be written about people of Canadian origin.

Essays must be legible and are limited to 300 words or less. Entries over 300 words or not properly labeled will not be eligible.

Entries are judged by a national team of educators and A&E® Network executives. Essays will be judged on the following criteria: Persuasiveness (1/3); Creativity (1/3); and, Relevancy (1/3).


PRIZES:
Prizes will be awarded in two grade levels: Grades 5 to 8 and Grades 9 to12. Two winners will be selected in each level.

Each student winner receives a prize, along with the department/classroom of his/her teacher and school.

Grades 5 to 8 Level
Grand Prize (1):      
            Student: $3,000 Cash Prize (CDN)
Department/Classroom of Teacher: $1,000 Cash (CDN)

First Prize (1):
            Student: $2,000 Cash Prize (CDN)
            Department/Classroom of Teacher: $1,000 Cash (CDN)

Grades 9 to 12 Level
Grand Prize (1):
Student: $3,000 Cash Prize (CDN)
Department/Classroom of Teacher: $1,000 Cash (CDN)

First Prize (1):
Student: $2,000 Cash Prize (CDN)
Department/Classroom of Teacher: $1,000 Cash (CDN)


WHEN AND HOW:
The contest began September 1, 2016 and ends December 9, 2016. Entries must be received no later than December 9, 2016.

For complete contest rules and how to enter, please visit: www.livesthatmakeadifference.com.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Jennifer Rideout
Temple Scott Associates for A&E Television Networks

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