Be sure to highlight your standpoint with supporting evidence at all times.
The mission of the foundation is to “protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future” and their vision is that “we all act every day on the understanding that we are one with nature.” At the time of entry each entrant must indicate on their entry form into which of the two categories below he or she best fits: Category 1: French Second Language (“FSL”): students whose first language is not French or students who are currently enrolled in Core French, Extended Core French, Basic French, French Immersion, or any other version or type of FSL program, available in their province or territory of residence, and who do not match any of the French First Language criteria.
Category 2: French First Language (“FFL”): students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria: – whose first language is French;– who speak, write and comprehend French with native fluency;– who regularly speak French at home with one or both parents.– who attend or have attended a French First Language school for more than 3 years within the past 6 years.
The golden handful that are read properly are the submissions that capture the reader from the very beginning.
Of course, your writing should be captivating from the first word to the last, but especially in the case of a writing contest, it should be one of your top priorities to ensure that the judges give your piece the consideration it deserves.
Take part in the National Essay Contest for the chance to win a scholarship ranging between $1,000 and $12,000 in one of the following post-secondary institutions: You’ll also have the chance to have your essay read by our sponsoring organization!
The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based environmental organization headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto.
Would you be inclined to continue reading a submission if the first line is dull, cliche, or doesn’t convey its intention effectively?
The harsh truth is that due to time constraints and the large volume of entries received, many writing contest judges simply flick through the submissions they receive.
Everyone likes being able to see themselves in a piece of writing- make sure your piece speaks to everyone.
Any writer will tell you that writing is only half the battle- editing is where the real beast lies.