Essay Competition for Teens - August 2012

Submitted by admin on 2 July 2012 - 12:36am

Essay Competition for Teens - August 2012

Encouraging the spirit of giving, PSRC welcomes entries for its Essay Competition 2012 on PSR (personal social responsibility) from teens across the globe.

Please send in a brief essay on any of the following topics, not exceeding 300 words:

  • The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. ~ Gandhi

  • We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Churchill

  • It's not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people. ~ Thor

  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~ John Wooden

  • No man stands so straight as when he stoops to help a boy. ~ Knights of Pythagoras


Top three entries will receive cash prizes of $500 each and certificates.

Next best 20 entries will receive “Certificates of Merit” and showcased on the website


Last date for submission of essay - August 31st, 2012

Announcement of winners - September 30th, 2012

Rules and Regulations

  • This competition is open to all teens (those born between June 1, 1991 and May 31, 2000)

  • All entries must be written in English

  • No more than one entry will be accepted from each teenager

  • The essay should be original (do not plagiarize)

  • AEIOU reserves the right to publish the essays once submitted for this competition

Evaluation Criteria

Based on Originality, Clarity, Practicality & Scalability; a tip: do not wait for the deadline; early submission gives you an opportunity to get feedback to improve your essay!


Please include a cover page with the details: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Sex (M/F), Email Address, Contact Address, Phone Number, Current Grade/Class, School name, Name and email id of the school teacher or Principal.

Contact Us

For more information, email Hazel at " ".

This information is taken from the AEIOU website.


guest (not verified) 18 July 2012 - 8:33am

Hello! I was wondering if this contest is open to students worldwide or not?

guest (not verified) 26 July 2012 - 1:35pm

What currency is the $500 prize in ?

admin 28 July 2012 - 11:26am

In reply to by guest (not verified)


I am not sure what is the currency of the prize money. I suggest you email the organization and ask them, they will know for sure.

guest (not verified) 19 August 2012 - 3:40pm

Hi! I am interested in entering but i sent an e-mail to the posted e-mail address but i Got no reply. Please inform me as to where it should be submitted or mailed. Thanks