MSS Reunion 2014 Essay Competition

 

01.07.2014 - BRADES, MONTSERRAT 

MSS REUNION ESSAY COMPETITION - THE RESULTS ARE IN!!

The contest is open to all students of the Montserrat Secondary School and will be sent to a blind judging panel consisting of five judges. The first place winner and runners up will share cash prizes totalling US$800.

Topic: As a MSS student what are the 3 biggest challenges that you face in the education system and what are the solutions you would like to recommend?

 

Goal

To engage the students of the Montserrat Secondary School and give voice to their concerns and views.

 

Overview

The students will be given an essay subject, format and guidelines for submission. The essays will be sent to a blind judging panel consisting of five noted writers and journalists. Each essay will be assigned a unique registration number upon submission to maintain anonymity to the judges.

The wining essay and runners up will be published on MNI Alive and the MSS Association website and awarded a cash prize of US$300, US$200 and US$100 respectively, and four US$50 conciliation prizes.

 

Essay Subject 

As a MSS student what are the 3 biggest challenges that you face in the education system and what are the solutions you would like to recommend?

 

Requirements

1. Minimum of 1000 words

2. College spaced (1.5 lines)

3. Specific names should not be included in the essays.

4. Submit via email to info @mssassociation.org with subject heading "ESSAY COMPETITION".

5. Deadline for all submissions is Thursday, May 15, 2014.

 

Judging Criteria

Each performance area of your essay is rated on a scale of 1 to 4, with 4 being best.

1. Content and Development - unity; consistency; clear POV; evidence; elaboration.

2. Organization and Structure - thesis; audience; introduction, body, conclusion; transitions

3. Mechanical Conventions - spelling, grammar, punctuation

4. Critical Thinking - precision; depth; accuracy; logic

5. Presentation - typed

  

Judging Panel

1. Jeevan Robinson

2. Theo Semper

3. Myrle Roach

4. Rose Willock

5. Andrew Skerritt

 

 

2014 RESULTS - CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS! 

Student
Score Prize US$ Prize EC$
1 - Warren Cassell, Jr 82 $300.00 $795.00
2 - Maurisha Browne  79 $200.00 $530.00
3 - Allen P Mullings 74 $100.00 $265.00
4 - Isis Harvey 65 $50.00 $132.50
5 - Beverly Browne 64 $50.00 $132.50
6 - Carlisle Vyphuis Jr 58 $50.00 $132.50
7 - Celine Sinclair 57 $50.00 $132.50
  Total $800.00 $2,120.00