Rules and Guidelines for the Essay Contest September 2021

  1. Structure of the Essay Competition:

The Competition is divided into Senior and Junior groups. Senior group includes students of Masters, Post Graduate Diplomas, and M.Phil. Or PhD level.

Junior group includes students of any course of undergraduate programme. The students should be registered in any of the above-mentioned courses all over the world.

Participants must submit a copy of their student Identity-Card or ID copy, which is driving license, national identity card or passport copy along-with the essay.


By entering the contest, you confirm that the essay submission is your own original creation

  • A written essay is the only literary form accepted (no poems, plays, songs, etc.).
  • Only one essay may be submitted by each contestant
  • The essay should be between 1000 and 1200 words.
  • Use 12-point font (preferably Calibri (Body)).

Essays will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity – Does the essay reflect a creative and original?
  • Organization – Does the argument follow a logical and easily understood progression?
  • Clarity – Does the author use concise language?
  • Development of thought – Does the essay reflect a thorough comprehension?
  • Grammar – Does the contestant use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation?


Scholarship Council Canada is committed for the transparency it has created in developing one of the most respected international essay writing contests.  The essays will be judged by a committee of professional’s writers. Judges decision will be final. Essay submitted by you will be the property of Scholarship Council. It could be published for any forum by Scholarship Council Canada (your name will be published as an author). Any essay copied from any source will be rejected. Only original content will be the part of contest. Essay will be accepted only by electronic form. Competition fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.