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 SYR Essay Writing Competition Information Pack
 

SYR welcome essays/article from young people of the community age 14 to 19 years old on the topic ‘forced marriages’. On the event day, SYR will reward the best three writers with a certificate and present. Full details are below:

Question:
Forced marriages are social disease but many individuals have no knowledge of such practice. You are encouraged to write an essay to explain:

a) What is forced marriage? and

b) How it can be stopped?

Your essay should consider legal, cultural, religious and human rights issues.

Guidelines:

1. Participants must be in the age group of 14 to 19 years old on the submission date
2. Maximum word limit is 1500 words (excluding; headings, box, numbers, title, tables, references etc, words count between 500 to 1500 will be accepted)
3. Last date of submission - Sunday 10th July 2011
4. Essay should be submitted electronically (email only) to SYR R&E Team on rande@saveyourrights.org  
5. A cover page should be added having information of competitors’: Full Name, Age, School Name, Parents/guardian Names, Contact Numbers and School/Home address
6. Any material without reference / copy & paste, having more than 50 words will not be accepted. (Please seek help from your teacher for good academic referencing practices)
7. Essay will be assessed as total of 100 marks
8. All pages should have numbers and the cover page should give information about the number of pages and words count
9. First prize is of £100 second prize is of £50 and third prize is of £25
10. Under 16 are requested to provide parent/guardian full name for cheque
11. Individuals from outside Aylesbury (including studying, working in Aylesbury or from neighbouring areas of Aylesbury) can participate as long as he/she is able/willing to attend the Prize-giving event
12. Participant are requested and required to attend the event day (18 July 2011, 6.00 pm)
13. Participants under 16 required to have parent/s /guardian/s / or school teacher's permission to take part in this competition.
14. Participants  will receive a certificate jointly signed by SYR and Aylesbury Town Council Mayor
15. For more information and quarries please contact admin@saveyourrights.org

Age fairness policy:For the age fairness, SYR will automatically add (reward) extra marks according to the age of all candidates.

Age group

Bonus marks

14

5

15

4

16

3

17

2

18

1

19

0

Marking criteria:Your essay should demonstrate a fair percentage of all areas related to the topic however it is suggested that your vision or own ideas of how to end forced marriages will be given more wattage.

No

Details

Marks

1

In depth research

20

2

Demonstration & understanding of four key areas:Legal, cultural, religious and human rights.

20

3

Own ideas: Critical analysis and finding solutions

30

4

Presentation style

10

5

Referencing & good academic practice

10

6

Overall creative thinking!

5

7

Reserve ( bonus marks for 14-18)

5

 

Total

100

Please send your essay today or before 10 July 11 to rande@saveyourrights.org

Good Luck! !

Admin team
Save Your Rights (SYR)
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