The University of Limerick Regional Writing Centre is holding its tenth annual National Secondary School Essay-writing Competition for Transition and 5th year students.
The competition will require that students take a decisive stance on the following prompt, which is to be explored in an essay of 800-1,000 words:
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The primary purpose of our competition is to give students the opportunity to engage in a social debate through writing and to prepare them for argumentative writing at third level. In addition, the competition highlights the University of Limerick’s commitment to supporting the educational advancement of prospective students. The Regional Writing Centre is dedicated to helping students to develop strategies to become more confident, critical and autonomous writers, able to write persuasively in all contexts, whether academic or professional.
The deadline for receipt of entries for this competition is Friday, 26th February 2021 at 5:00pm. The winners will be announced Friday, 23rd April 2021. The awards ceremony will be held in University of Limerick on Wednesday, 26th May 2021.
The links to the rules and regulations of the competition, judging criteria and identification sheet for this competition can be found at the bottom of this page.