Writing Competitions

DSTV Eutelsat Award for African Secondary School Students

The awards take the form of a competition open to 14-19 year-old students in 42 countries. Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future. Top entrants at the national level win prizes such as computers or tablets, and go forward to compete in the overall awards for the winning and runner up essay and poster prizes. | http://www.dstvstarawards.com/about.html

Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize

Recognizes outstanding work by student writers in 11th grade. First prize - $500, Second prize - $250, Third prize - $100. | http://arts.princeton.edu/about/opportunities/high-school-contests/poetry-contest/

The School Enterprise Challenge

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business programme for schools. School businesses can be run as after-school clubs, at lunch, during lessons or any other time that works for the team. Schools are also encouraged to incorporate the School Enterprise Challenge into their curriculum. The School Enterprise Challenge Team supports schools throughout the whole program, from coming up with a Business Idea all the way through to successfully running a school business and completing an Annual Report! Students work towards the following prizes:  a place at our regional conference and up to $5,000 for your school, the Inspirational Teacher Prize of $1,000, and enterprising students can win cameras and laptops. | https://www.schoolenterprisechallenge.org/

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools’ international writing competition, managed by The Royal Commonwealth Society since 1883. Every year, it offers all Commonwealth youth aged 18 and under the opportunity to express their hopes for the future, opinions of the present, and thoughts on the past, through the written word. Building upon the 2017 theme of ‘A Commonwealth for Peace’, this year’s theme ‘Towards a Common Future’ and its topics ask young writers to explore how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Deadline: June 2018. | https://thercs.org/youth-and-education/the-queens-commonwealth-essay-competition/