International High School Essay Contest

OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST – https://oppf.org/international-high-school-essay-contest/

The winner of our local essay contest will have their essay entered for a chance to win the following at the International level:
$ 5000 – 1st Place Scholarship
$ 3000 – 2nd Place Scholarship
$ 2000 – 3rd Place Scholarship
$ 1000 – 4th Place Scholarship

International HS Essay Contest 2020 1

2020 ESSAY PROMPT:

“Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood. During this stage, young people are introduced to political processes and issues, as well as, a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements. “Against the backdrop of the global “Black Lives Matter” movement, why is it even more important for young people to become and remain politically engaged?”

ELIGIBILITY & RULES
The Essay Contest is open to all college-bound, high school seniors who submit an essay application through the Sigma Xi Graduate Chapter.

The essay must be original and neither previously published nor secured by copyright. The essay must be between 700 and 750 words in length. The essay must be typed. double-spaced, and submitted via our online application as a Microsoft Word file.

SUBMISSION PROCESS
Submissions will not be accepted after Friday, October 16th. Visit application here – https://forms.gle/EgHBh1N9YUMZixqt9

RATING CRITERIA
Our Chapter will assemble a review panel to assess submitted essays based on the following criteria. Essays may earn a maximum rating of 100 points:

1. Development of Topic/Thesis: (30 possible points)
2. Progression: (20 possible points)
3. Readability: (25 possible points)
4. Grammar: (15 possible points)
5. Spelling: (5 possible points)
6. Punctuation: (5 possible points)