2022 Editorial Writing Contest for students in Pakistan

Eye on Ivy is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Quill and Scroll for the 2022 Editorial Writing Contest. The Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was started on April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication.

Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Students honors the best journalism by high school students, and it sponsors contests and other programs for students around the world.

This contest asks Pakistani students in 9th through 13th grade to write a persuasive editorial essay of no more than 2,000 words and in journalistic style, responding to this prompt: 

Social media use has increased among Pakistani youth. What is the impact of this increase on current events and how can Pakistani youth protect themselves against misinformation?

Quill and Scroll Associate Director Lori Keekley, a long-time journalism teacher in the United States, had a two-hour virtual Zoom session at 6 p.m. Pakistan Time Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. The session will focus on journalistic persuasive writing, the tools and techniques that journalists use, journalistic attribution style, and the rubric judges will use to evaluate entries.

Production

Essays are to be no more than 2,000 words, typed double-spaced, in Arial font, with journalistic attribution style. No matter how they are produced (Word document, Google doc, etc.), they are to be saved as PDF documents

Registration and Submission

Registration fee for Quill and Scroll is PKR 2000.
The registration is commencing from the 1st of September 2022 till the 4th of November 2022 (5pm).
You will register and submit your essay via this link: https://form.jotform.com/211221460311435

Evaluation

The contest will be judged by professional American journalists. Entries will be divided into two classification — Class A for students in 9th through 11th grades, and Class B for students in 12th and 13th grades. Judges will award first, second, and third places in each class, and they also will award honorable mentions so that we recognize at least 10 percent of all entries. All students who are recognized are eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll scholarships.

There are many reasons to participate:

  • To learn about and practice the craft of journalistic writing; 
  • To study the ethical foundations of journalism and how journalists can contribute to a just and fair society; 
  • To embellish your college resume;
  • To earn recognition for your research and writing skills (the top 10 percent of entries will be recognized by the judges);
  • To earn a chance at a Quill and Scroll scholarship to study/practice journalism at an American university or college. Amounts range from $500 USD to $1,500 USD.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact us quillandscroll@eyeonivy.com or call us at +92 318 7272 100.

NOTE : The courier would be attached to the provided address only once if due to some reason one is unable to collect it, you are requested to visit the office for the collection of your certificate/ medal.

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