The World Bank’s Program to Enhance Capacity in Social Accountability (PECSA) invites citizens of Cambodia to participate in a Short Essay Writing Competition on the theme/topic of “What Can Young People Do to Help the Government be more Effective and Accountable?
Three Winners will be selected from this competition and will be announced during the National Event on Social Accountability to be held on December 03, 2007 at the Chaktomouk Theatre. The winning Prize of 1,500,000 Riel will be rewarded to the first place winner; 1,200,000 Riel to the second place winner and 1,000,000 Riel to the third place winner.
Who Can Participate in the Competition?
– Cambodian citizens aged between 15 and 35 years old
– Participants in this competition can be an individual or a team. Identify of individual competitor or of all members of the team (if work as group) must be given when submitting the Essay.
Guidelines for the Essay:
– The Essay shall not be more than three pages in English or four pages in Khmer. Competitors can write the Essay in either Khmer or in English or in both language if they wish.
– The Essay shall be typed in compliance with the following specification:
- Size of paper: A4
- Line Spacing: single space
- Font type and size: Time New Romance for English language; size 12 and Limon S1 for plain text and Limon R1 for heading; size 22 for Khmer.
- Margin of paper: Top 1″; Bottom 1″; Left 1.25″; Right 1.25″
Selecting Criteria of the Winners:
The submitted essay will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of the essay to the above topic/theme
- Organization of ideas such as flow of arguments, use of examples, reference, and citation to support ideas or arguments, use of language and grammar.
- How the ideas are realistic, applicable and relevant to the Cambodian reality and context.
Please submit your Essay to Mr. Bou Saroeun, Communication Specialist, at the World Bank Cambodia Office at 113 Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh or by e-mailing it to: email@example.com
Deadline for submission: 25 November, 2007. (Late submission will be not considered)
For further information or question, please contact Mr. Heang Path at 012 440 669 or firstname.lastname@example.org