Essay Contest / Embassy of the United States of America in AzerbaijanMay 7, 2012
Essays shall be up to 400 words long, in English only, and should find a creative way to write about one of the following three topics:
When I think of America I think of …
My dream is…
Ways to succeed in my community?
Who can apply:
The contest is open for two age groups: 1) 14-15 years old and 2) 16-17 years old. Each age group will be judged separately. Only participants living outside of Baku are eligible to submit essays. Alumni of the U.S. educational programs are not eligible to apply.
How to apply:
Submit your handwritten or typed essays to five American Centers (located in the Ganja Central City Library, Lankaran SCHRO, Khachmaz Central City Library, Salyan Central City Library, and Kurdemir Central City libraries) and f.y.i. (IREX) centers or sent them electronically toUSEssayContest@gmail.com. Handwritten essays shall be scanned and sent by email or turned in in person. Please include your name, place of residence, and contact information both in the email and on a separate cover sheet attached to your essay.
The contest will be judged by the representatives from AAA, Peace Corp, and the U.S. Embassy. The main criteria will be creativity and the judges are mainly looking for the presentation of unique and well thought out ideas. Grammar and punctuation will not be taken into account except in extreme cases where they make the essay unreadable.
1st Prize: $50
2nd Prize: $30
3rd Prize: $20
6:00 pm, Friday, May 18, 2012.
Please email us at USEssayContest@gmail.com with any questions.
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