Національне змагання з написання ессе


The English-Speaking Union Ukraine has great pleasure in announcing the National Essay Writing Competition 2015 “My Magna Carta”. Magna Carta is one of the most famous documents in the world. Originally issued by King John of England as a practical solution to the political crisis he faced in 1215, Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law.

Although nearly a third of the text was deleted or substantially rewritten within ten years, and almost all the clauses have been repealed in modern times, Magna Carta remains a cornerstone of the British constitution. There remain four copies of the original Magna Carta; one of which is located in Lincoln cathedral, one is in Salisbury Cathedral, and two are in the British Library in London. Magna Carta has provided a source of inspiration and debate for centuries now, and is still highly symbolic of the rights of the individuals and the limits on the power of those who rule.

The competition is open to Ukrainian school and university students (aged 16-18) in full-time education at the time of the competition. Each competitor should create their own Magna Carta fit for the 21st Century, in other words, to write a document that has the potential to provide the rights that we need for the next 800 years. It can relate to your specific region, a particular group of people or the entire world.

To apply for “Magna Carta” competition the student must fill in a registration form (take the form on the Website:http://www.esu-ua.org.ua). The essay and a filled in form must be sent by email to the address: esu.ukraine@yahoo.com The Deadline for submitting “My Magna Carta” essay is 15 April 2015. The results of the National Essay Writing Competition “My Magna Carta” will be announced up to the 1st of May 2015 on the website http://www.esu-ua.org.ua. The essay winnersof the National Essay Writing Competitionwill be sent to London to take part in the International Magna Carta Competition. The winners of the International Competition will be invited to London and will be required to present their Magna Carta orally, and participate in a question and answer session with the audience.


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