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Fahari Communications Media is delighted to announce an exciting Pen Race Essay Writing Competition. Open to primary and secondary school students, this contest aims to inspire young writers. Show off your creativity and writing skills for a chance to win amazing prizes. Join now and let your words make an impact!

ABOUT ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION

The Pen Race Essay Writing Competition, organized by Fahari Communications Media, is set to ignite creativity and intellect among primary and secondary school students in both Tanzania and Zanzibar. This inclusive initiative aims to nurture young minds across these regions, providing a platform for students to articulate their thoughts and ideas through the power of the written word. By spanning across Tanzania and Zanzibar, the competition seeks to promote literary excellence and critical thinking skills among students from diverse backgrounds, fostering a culture of expression and intellectual growth.

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THEME

For Primary School

"CHILDREN AND SMARTPHONE"

For Secondary Schools

"WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY"

Eligibility Criteria

1

Must be a student in primary or secondary school.

2

Must be a resident of Tanzania

3

Participation is open to students from both Tanzania and Zanzibar.

 General Rules

1

There is no registration fee.

2

Prizes will be awarded to the winner, 2nd runner-up, and 3rd runner-up, with the first prize including a cash reward and school materials. Exciting prizes will also be given to the top 10 entries.

3

Entries must be submitted in English, adhering to the specified word limit and format.

Formatting Regulations

1

Font: Times New Roman, size 12 for the body, and size 14 for headings.

2

Font: Times New Roman, size 12 for the body, and size 14 for headings.

3

Line spacing: 1.5 with justified alignment.

4

Footnotes: Times New Roman, size 10, with single line spacing.

5

Citations: Follow either Bluebook 20th edition or ILI format uniformly.

Submission Guidelines

1

Essays must be submitted in .docx format to essaycompetition@faharimedia.co.tz

2

The word limit is between 1500 and 2000 words, excluding footnotes.

3

Acceptable plagiarism limit is up to twenty (20%) percent based on the Turnitin similarity index.

4

File names should follow the format "FirstName LastName.docx".

Date

Deadline Date

July 15, 2024

Results Announcement Date

July 25, 2024

Awards

Winner

 3,000,000/=TZS+ school materials (e.g., bag, books, pens, pencils etc).

2nd Runner

2,000,000/=TZS + school materials (e.g., bag, books, pens, pencils etc).

3rd Runner

1,000,000/=TZS + school materials (e.g., bag, books, pens, pencils etc).

4th - 10th

Exciting prizes will also be proudly awarded

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