Win Cash Prizes in our 20th Anniversary Essay Writing Competition

The Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) the local chapter of Transparency International is holding an anti-corruption essay competition as part of  its 20th anniversary celebration and in commemoration of the UN International Anti-Corruption Day, 2018.

Topic: How can Integrity Clubs help eradicate corruption in Trinidad and Tobago?

Eligible Participants

The Essay Competition is open to  Integrity Ambassadors and only students from the 7 pilot schools involved in the School Integrity Club Project: Queen’s Royal College, St George’s College, Hillview College, BonAir Secondary School, St Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando, Williamsville Secondary and Speyside High School, Tobago. The essays must be accompanied by the Official Entry Form and can be submitted to the Integrity Clubs from whom they will be collected or they may be submitted  online to: admin@transparency.org.tt. Deadline for submission is January 18, 2019.

Prizes

Cash prizes worth $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded to the first, second and third place entries respectively. The Integrity Club of the school of the first place winner will receive $1,000 worth of cash and prizes to support the club’s activities. The Integrity Clubs of the other pilot schools will receive $500 to support the clubs’ activities. The winning entry will be carried in both social and in print media. Prizes will be awarded at the launch of Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index on January 29, 2019 at the Arthur Lok Jack, Global School of Business.

Judging and Rules

The essays will be judged for originality and creativity with well-argued points scoring highly.

  • Entries must be 1000 – 1500 words long.
  • Entries should not have been previously published and must be the author’s original work.
  • Essays will only be accepted from Integrity Ambassadors and students of the six pilot schools.
  • Essays must be legible: either typewritten in A4 sized pages, font size 12 or clearly legible penmanship. (Submissions which are not readable will be disqualified).
  • All entries become the property of Trinidad & Tobago Transparency Institute.

The Judging Panel will comprise specialists and people with competence on the subject of Integrity, Good Governance  and Anti-Corruption and the panel will use the following criteria:

  • Ideas and Relevance to topic – 40 points
  • Organization and Logic of content – 30 points
  • Grammar and vocabulary – 20 points
  • Originality of arguments – 10 points
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