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ASiS International Essay and Poetry Writing Competition

Posted on March 1, 2012 by admin

AIWC 2012

The Organiser :

SM Sains Alam Shah (Alam Shah Science School), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (ASiS).

Theme :

Patriotism: A Global Perspective

Topic for the Essay Writing Section :

John F. Kennedy said Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. Discuss this statement in the light of your own country. See format, rules, and regulations below.

Topic for the Poetry Writing Section:

There is no specific topic for this section but candidates are required to write a poem on the theme of patriotism. See format, rules, and regulations below.

Calendar 2012

09 March 2012 Launch of the Essay and Poetry Writing Competition

30 June 2012 Deadline for submissions.

01 July 31 August 2012 Processing of all entries

15 September 2012 The 30 shortlisted participants from both sections will be announced on the website

15 September 15 October 2012 Judging the final entries

15 October 2012 The top three award winning entries and the next seven best entries (consolation) for both the essay and poetry writing sections will be announced on the website

24 October 2012 Closing and Prize Giving.

Patriotism

The feeling of patriotism or love for ones country is the duty of every citizen of a nation. A nations progress or failure rests to a great extent on its citizens. Besides being law abiding, citizens can contribute in many ways to his or her nation. For example if a citizen is honest and free from corrupt practices, then he or she is a patriot. Patriotism is one valuable asset any country can benefit from.

The ASiS International Essay and Poetry Writing Competition 2012 (AIWC) would like to hear the views of school students worldwide on the efforts undertaken to promote patriotism and love for ones country. In this respect, prospective participants of the essay writing section are required to: 1.Give a clear cut definition of the issue at hand. 2.Give your perceptions of the situation in your respective countries. 3.Outline the roles of the government, non-governmental organizations, and the people in efforts to instil love for the country. 4.Focus on one or more programmes designed to instil patriotic values among the citizens of your country.

Questions to address in your essay. 1.How have current efforts in your country to instil love for the country helped in preserving peace and harmony? 2.How do you perceive the long term benefits of patriotic values to your country and the world at large? 3.What concrete actions would you recommend to ensure the continued love for your country by her citizens?

No definitions or questions to address are required in the poetry section.

We encourage you to draw on your personal experiences when possible and focus on providing your own creative solutions to ensure the inculcation of patriotic values among the citizens of your country and its long term benefits, both in prose and poetry forms.

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