Welcoming the requests of some schoolchildren who are in process of writing their summer stories, we have extended the Writing Contest by one month.
September 30, 2016 will be the closing date of the Summer Writing Contest. There will be no event in the ICAN Club (you do NOT need to sign up). We will announce the winners on this page.
Learning English has no holidays. Take part in this contest and win a prize and a certificate!
THE RULES OF THE CONTEST
Non-native speakers of English from any country.
You are younger than 18.
If you are older than 18, please, read the rules here.
Between June 1 and August 31, 2016.
Choose any topic you like. Do not post anything that is not suitable at school.
Write your text yourself. You can ask your teacher for advice.
1st place: a certificate and a prize from Great Britain
2nd place: a certificate
3d place: a certificate
Public Award Certificate
Leaves much to be desired
It's a well-written text, but it does not impress the reader.
It's hard to understand why the author wrote this text
B. Quality of the language
Free of mistakes,
exact words and
Some mistakes, but it is possible to understand the message
The text is hard to understand. Bad grammar and spelling mistakes, wrong use of words, wrong punctuation
(photos, pictures, videos, sound tracks, maps, etc.)
Quality multimedia elements.
Multimedia supports the text.
The multimedia elements are either of poor quality or do not fully match the text
No multimedia elements
1. Zack has submitted a text that contains 130 words. He tells an exciting story about rafting and supports it with a great photo and a video. However, there are several mistakes in his story: wrong punctuation, spelling mistakes and wrong tenses.
So, Zack will get the score of
Criterion A: 130 х 3 = 390
Criterion B: 130 х 2 = 260
Criterion C: 100
2. Joe wrote a long text, 300 words, about the book he was reading. Great job! But Joe didn't make any analysis or evaluation of the book. He limited himself to simple retelling of the plot without adding any value. Why did he write the text? It is not clear – there is nothing to remember from his text. Besides, Joe didn't proofread his text. His sentences are not finished, some words are used incorrectly and make it difficult to understand the message. And Joe didn't upload any illustration.
So, Joe's submission will be evaluated as follows:
Criterion A: 300 х 1 = 300
Criterion B: 300 х 0.5 = 150
Criterion C: 0
As you can see from these examples, it is much better to write a shorter quality text than a long and uninteresting one. Think about making a contribution, think about the value you are adding to this project to keep people interested after our 2016 SUMMER WRITING INTERNATIONAL CONTEST is over.
You can win the Public Award Certificate if you share your uploads in your social networks and ask your friends to read them and to write meaningful comments. It is not enough to write "Great!" or "I like it!". Your friends should write why they like your text.
Now that you know all the rules – we wish you the best of luck and look forward to your submissions.
Step 1: Register with http://writespeakenglish.com/
Step 2. Go to your Profile.
Step 3. Upload your text to Community Talk.
Step 4. Use the buttons under your post in Community Talk to share it in social networks.
Do NOT to sign up - there will be no event in the ICAN Club.
The winners will be announced on this page.