Essay Writing Contest (English Month Competition). Essay Writing Contest is a writing competition where student essayists compose argumentative essays that have substance and that adhere to the conventions of the written discourse.
- Student essayists shall write an argumentative essay on a topic/photo related to English language and communication.
- Essays shall follow the five (5)- paragraph structure — introduction, body, and conclusion.
- Essays shall be written on the spot for two (2) hours.
- Topics/photos shall be given three (3) days ahead.
- Upon submission of the results to the committee, judges’ decision shall be considered final and irrevocable.
- Only three (3) student speakers shall be awarded as Champion, 1st Runner-Up, and 2nd Runner-Up.
- Originality and Communication (40%). Essay should be original and clearly communicate student essayist’s arguments on a given topic or theme in a logical and concise manner.
- Content (40%). Essay should contain sufficient and sound evidence to support arguments and claims.
- Writing Mechanics (20%). Essay should observe proper conventions of writing such as grammar, punctuations, capitalizations, and others.
Other English Month Competitions
Communication-in-Photo Contest (Mechanics). Communication-in-Photo Contest is a photography competition that aims to integrate student photographer’s understanding of the communication process in the digital age into the art of photography.
Declamation Contest (Mechanics). Declamation Contest is a public speaking event that showcases student declaimers’ communication prowess in interpreting a literary piece, thereby providing the audience with a direct experience of the craft.
E-Poetry: Poetry Beyond Text (Mechanics). E-Poetry: Poetry Beyond Text is a digital poetry composition and presentation contest that captures the literary prowess of student poets in the light of digital media.
Extemporaneous Speech (Mechanics). Extemporaneous Speech is a public speaking competition that requires student speakers to deliver a limited-preparation speech with special focus on substance, organization of ideas and information, and confident delivery.