Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition

An international competition now also available for Pakistani students!
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About Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition

Are you looking to harness your child’s wild imagination or put all that creative energy to good use? The 12th Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition (BCWC) 2022, organized in Pakistan by Eye on Ivy, is the perfect opportunity to catch those clouds and daffodils. Eye on Ivy is pleased to announce that it has brokered an arrangement with none other than the CorPlus to allow Pakistani students to participate. The BCWC originally began in 2011, and by 2019 had over 4,000 participants. The BCWC aims to foster a love for creativity, imagination, reading and writing.

12th Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition 2022

The 12th BCWC is a one-time 60 minute creative writing paper. Currently, both schools and individuals can register. Tests can either be taken in-person or online.

Judging

Once all the pieces of work have been received, three panels of judges in Bulgaria (teachers, writers, native English speakers, and specialists) read the works, which remain anonymous during this process. The top 10 percent of all participants in each grade are awarded medals & achievement certificates. Exceptional entries move on to the international round for judging. All other participants receive a participation certificate.

Prizes

Finalists are presented with prizes: high-quality English-learning and writing-related materials donated from supporting organizations. There are also several additional prizes provided for outstanding writing including autographed books from celebrated authors.

Of course, prizes are only one reason to participate in the BCWC. The main goal is to show students that every sort of talent deserves to be cultivated and shared with the world. Everyone’s voice matters! So join the fun.

Eligible: Grade 6-12

(6 graders only compete against other 6 graders, 7 with 7, etc.).

Individual Participation Fee:  PKR 3,500

Contest Dates:

Registration period              October 1 – 25, 2021

Writing days                          November 23 – 24, 2021

Preliminary judging            January 15, 2022

Final judging                        January 29, 2022

Award ceremony                 February 12, 2022

For Individuals registering with Eye on Ivy:

In-person test (option only for Lahore): 23rd November, 2021

Online test: 24th November, 2021

Schools may choose either of the two days to take the test. Schools have an option to take the paper-based based test or to take the test online.

Each school must register and establish a contact person—usually an English teacher. After the registration, various creative writing lessons and past topics will be shared via email.

 Individuals, after filling out the form follow the registration process below.

We encourage you to register as early as possible to gain preparation material and ample time to prepare for the contest. Under the supervision of a teacher, students are given one hour to respond to a grade-specific topic. They may not use any dictionaries, textbooks, or other materials when writing. It’s the ideas that matter, not the grammar!

Contest Details

  1. Sign up as a school.
  2. Sign up as an individual.

Register here: https://form.jotform.com/211812916398462

Schools can take the test in-person and online, as per their discretion.

Individuals can the test online and in-person (only for Lahore) in a venue organized by Eye on Ivy.

How to Participate

  1. Fill out the form.
  2. Receive Registration Payment Email.
  3. After payment, send us a screenshot of your receipt, including name, school, and grade.
  4. Receive confirmation email including details for test date, time and venue. Preparation material will also be included.

Disclaimer – If you do not send us a photo of your receipt with the required details, we are not responsible for registering you.

We encourage you to explore the following links to gain a better idea of BCWC 2022:

To Know More About BCWC 2022

Award Ceremony

Winning Works Booklet 2020

If you any questions please contact us at bcwc@eyeonivy.com

Or call us at Mobile & WhatsApp: +92 318-7272100

Landline: +92 42 35958444