Turning Points / Moments tournants

Student Essay Submission

  1. Commitment Statement
  2. Review and Submit

Commitment Statement

Rules of the Turning Points Essay Contest
Students currently in Grades 6-12 whose teachers have registered for the program are eligible to submit essays in consultation with their teacher.
  1. Essays must be completely original and authentic (true story)
  2. Essays must adhere to the maximum word count for the grade level:

    Grade 6: 250 to 350 words
    Grades 7 and 8: 350 to 500 words
    Grades 9 and 10: 500 to 800 words
    Grades 11 and 12: 800 to 1,000 words

  3. Essays must have a unique title (note that "My Turning Point" or "Turning Point essay" will not be accepted). Title is not included in the word count.
  4. Student name must not appear on the essay pages.
  5. Essay font must be Arial, size 12.
  6. Essay must include a clear explanation of a personal “turning point” and the impact it has had on the writer. Essays will be assessed on the basis of originality of thought, clarity of language, organizational structure and use of conventions such as grammar and spelling.
  7. Once an essay is submitted, The Learning Partnership retains the right to publish it in any of its future publications and promotional material. All contributors also retain the right to submit their work for publication elsewhere.
  8. Writing may be edited for inclusion in the Anthology of Winning Essays.
  9. Students whose essays are chosen for inclusion in the Anthology of Winning Essays will read their essays at the awards event.
I understand and agree to the rules of the Turning Points Essay Contest. (You must agree to proceed with registration)

For more information about the program, or any concerns with the essay submission, please contact nrivero@thelearningpartnership.ca 
Pour obtenir plus de renseignements sur le programme, veuillez communiquer nrivero@thelearningpartnership.ca



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