Dear all! We are extremely excited to announce our first scholarship contest for students, which will be held on an annual basis. We give you an awarded chance to show your writing skills instead of our writers.
The EssayShark.com team will start the essay writing contest on the 1st of October 2017 and the deadline for submissions will be the1st of December 2017. You are welcome to read the conditions attentively and send your applications to us!
What Prizes Will You Claim?
Let’s start with the most pleasant part. Winners of our scholarship contest will earn money prizes:
1st prize – $500
2nd prize – $350
3rd prize – $150
An important note to consider: The payments will be submitted only by PayPal’s payment system. Make sure that you have a PayPal account so that you won’t waste time meant for writing. We reserve the right to use the papers of other participants in our aims.
Who Can Be a Participant?
Only students of high school, college, or university who are currently studying will be allowed to entry into the contest. Gender, race, age, and nationality don’t matter. No entrance fees are required!
How to Participate?
If you are willing to participate in our contest, you should complete these three simple but obligatory steps:
Step 1: Like our Facebook page and post, or follow us on Twitter, if for some reason you haven’t done it yet:)
Step 2: Create an awesome essay and send it to email@example.com with the letter subject “EssayShark Scholarship Essay Contest.”
What Should You Include in Your Letter?
When you are sending a letter to us, make sure that you specify the following information:
- Your full name
- The name of your educational affiliation
- The name of your department
- The year of study
- Phone number
- The essay topic you have chosen
All of this data must be mentioned in your letter. Unfortunately, you won’t become a participant if any of the items listed above are missing.
Please, don’t worry whether we received your application. After receiving your letter, we’ll let you know.
What Essays Do We Expect From You?
- Essays with no grammatical and spelling mistakes.
- Essays with no plagiarism.
- Essays in English only.
- Essays 2-3 academic pages long (no more than 550-800 words). Exceeding the word limit won’t give you any additional chances to win the prize.
- Essays with strong argumentation supported with facts and well-defined idea.
- Essays on one of the presented topics.
Suggested Topics for Your Essay
We ask you to write a narrative essay on one of the given topics:
– The Country of My Dream
– Why Was Your Favorite Vacation So Memorable?
– The Most Important Decision of My Life
– The Turning Point of My Life
– If I Could Go Back in Time or History
Who Will Be in the Admission Committee?
As you know, our essay writing service deals with expert authors who have vast experience in academic writing. Who else can judge essays better than them? Our writers will examine all works thoroughly and choose the winner criteria, such as:
- Sticking to the requirements mentioned above.
- Focus on particular details which are important in covering the topic and avoidance of irrelevant information (and adherence to the word limit).
- Connection of ideas and essay coherence.
- Interesting manner of writing based on personal experience.
The admission committee won’t be aware of personal information of the participants, so the judging will be unbiased.
*We reserve the right to withhold information on the results of our contest.
*Your letter shouldn’t contain any information besides the points listed above. Our experts will check your writing skills in the essays.
The results of the contest will be sent via email to the participants and published on our blog on the 20th of December, 2017. Dare to take part in our scholarship essay writing contest – don’t hide your talent!
Maine State Police are investigating an essay contest in which the owner of a historic inn in western Maine gave away her business.
The contest organized by Janice Sage, owner of the 210-year-old Center Lovell Inn, had attracted national media attention. On June 6, she awarded the business and the 12-acre property to Rose and Prince Adams, a couple living in the U.S. Virgin Islands who were among the thousands who had submitted a 200-word essay and $125 entry fee.
Sage wants to retire and hoped to receive 7,500 entries, raising $900,000 for a property estimated to be worth $905,000. She won the inn in a similar contest in 1993.
A group of unsuccessful contestants is raising questions about whether Sage’s contest gave some people an unfair advantage and whether the inn owner and the winner knew each other. In particular, they are troubled by inconsistencies in the rules and that Prince Adams wrote an e-book about crowdfunding.
Maine State Police Sgt. Michael Johnston, who heads the unit that investigates reports of illegal gambling, is investigating the complaints, state police spokesman Stephen McCausland said.
Essay contests are deemed legal in Maine because they rely on skill, not chance, and the state police had given Sage permission to hold the contest. Nonprofit groups in Maine are permitted to run games of chance, such as Beano, if they have a license.
After the winners were announced, a Facebook group called Center Lovell Contest Fair Practices Commission was formed. The group describes itself as a “safe place for those who believed the Center Lovell Inn Essay Contest may have been handled unjustly to speak their minds and share their experiences.” More than 100 unsuccessful contestants are members of the group.
Cortney Potts, a contestant from Nebraska and spokeswoman for the group, said the contest was poorly managed. For example, the inn listed the contest rules on its website, but the inn also ran a Facebook page, which many people didn’t know about, Potts said.
She said the rules on the Facebook page and the website weren’t consistent. For example, the website provided a post office box for submissions. But the Facebook page also provided the hotel’s address so that people with late entries could mail their essays using overnight mail services.
The Facebook page was taken down quickly after the winner was announced, she said.
She said members of the group became suspicious when the winners were announced. Even though the contest was promoted as being open to people who don’t own a restaurant, the Adamses own a restaurant in St. John called Sweet Plantains.
Moreover, Prince Adams, under the pen name Roger Adams, authored the 2012 electronic book, “Crowd Funding Made Simple,” a step-by-step guide to launching and managing a crowd funding event, Potts said. She said the book describes how to set up a contest similar to the one run by the Center Lovell Inn.
She said her group has no proof of any wrongdoing, but wants police to investigate to make sure the contest followed the law.
“I don’t want to be scammed. Nobody does,” Potts said. “This needs to be looked into.”
Sage did not respond to a phone message left at the inn, which opens for the season on July 10. The Adamses did not respond to a phone message left at their restaurant in the Virgin Islands.
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