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  • Date: 25-03-2017, 21:29
25-03-2017, 21:29


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The English-Speaking Union Ukraine has great pleasure in announcing the National Essay Writing Competition 2017.

The competition is open to all Ukrainian students  aged 16-22.

Each competitor should write in English  an original personal opinion essay on the theme:

“The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success”. While exploring the topic you should:

  • Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure.
  • Explore how it affected you.
  • Discover what you learnt from the experience.

The Deadline for submitting an essay is 15 June 2017.

 Essay requirements:

  • The essay  must be written in English.
  • Your writing should be based on the structure of a personal opinion essay.
  • The word counts are 500-600 words.
  • The essay must be typed with double spacing, 14 point Times New Roman.
  • Your last name should appear in the upper right corner of each page of your essay.
  • The essay must be inventive and original, clearly and concisely written.  We want to hear your individual voice, representing your own research and ideas.
  • If a quotation is used, be sure to identify the source of information.
  • Plagiarism will result in disqualification from this and any future English-Speaking Union Competitions.

To apply for competition the student must fill in a registration form (take the form on the Website:

The essay and a filled in form must be sent by email to the address:

The judges will assess the essays according to the following criteria:

  • Contents, reasoningandevidence
  • Development and analysis of  arguments
  • Language use
  • Coherence, logics
  • Structure

The results of the National Essay Writing Competition 2017will be announced in September 2017 on the website

The winners will be awarded.

Please, feel free to contact us in case of any questions.

Contact details of the ESU Ukraine:


  • Tel.:+380509179515,+380672546400
  • Address: the ESU Ukraine, Room 706, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Kirovograd State Pedagogical University, 1 Shevchenko Street, Kropyvnytskyi, 25006, Ukraine.
  • Website:
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