The Hemingway Essay Writing Competition

The Hemingway Essay Writing Competition, an annual literary celebration, is a tribute to the iconic American author Ernest Hemingway, known for his succinct and powerful prose. This prestigious contest beckons aspiring young writers from around the globe, aged 7-18 years, inviting them to showcase their talent in crafting compelling, tightly woven narratives. As the competition unfolds each year, we seek for that unique voice that can speak volumes through the economy of words. The winning essay not only earns accolades but also serves as a beacon for those who believe in the power of words to convey the deepest of human emotions and experiences. Participants in the Essay Writing competition can choose to compete in the Creative Writing Segment, the Argumentative Writing Writing Segment, or both. Essay prompts will be released on 11 March 2024.

General Information

22 Mar 2024 - 22 Mar 2024

10:00 AM - 10:00 AM
(GMT +8) Singapore

Format

Essay Writing

Individual Participation

Eligibility

Junior & Senior (elementary, middle, high school)

7-18 years
No region restriction

Other important info

Resources

Essay Writing Rulebook

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What’s included

  • 200 SGD cash prize for 1st placers
  • 100 SGD cash prize for 2nd placers
  • 50 SGD cash prize for 3rd placers
  • Online publication of top essays

Participating Institutions

Previous editions of this event have been participated by various institutions, including:

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Our legacy

Weaving words into literary masterpieces

Since its inception, the Hemingway Essay Writing Competition has emerged as a luminous beacon in the literary world, celebrating the enduring legacy of Ernest Hemingway by inspiring the next generation of writers. Year after year, it has provided a platform for young, aspiring writers, aged 7 to 18, to explore and express their literary talents, echoing the concise yet profound style of Hemingway. Winners of the competition are celebrated not just for their skillful use of language, but for their ability to capture the complexities of the human experience, much like Hemingway did in his time. Their achievements serve as a beacon, inspiring and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps, and to believe in the power and impact of their words.

Participating in the Hemingway Essay Writing Competition at 16 opened a new world for me.Before this contest, writing was just a personal escape, a way to articulate my thoughts and dreams. But through this competition, I discovered my voice could resonate beyond the pages of my notebook.

Sophia Martinez, Student

Reach & Impact

Harbinger of the future of literary excellence

The stories and essays submitted over the years have ranged from introspective reflections to bold, imaginative narratives, each a testament to the young writer's journey of self-discovery and artistic growth. These pieces, brimming with potential and raw talent, are meticulously evaluated by a panel of accomplished writers and literary scholars, who seek not just skill in writing but a voice that resonates with authenticity and originality.

Founded
2023
Institutions
76
Students
1308
Countries
48

Schedule

All times are indicated in (GMT +8) Singapore time.

TimeActivity
Monday - 11 Mar 2024
02:00 PMRelease of essay prompts and topics
Friday - 22 Mar 2024
10:00 AMSubmission deadline for essay entries
Saturday - 30 Dec 2023
02:00 PMLivestream of awarding ceremony

Tickets

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You may choose to compete in the Creative Writing Segment, Argumentative Writing Segment, or both segments.

Creative Essay (Junior Entry)

For 7-13 year-olds

SGD 30

Buy
  • 1 entry ticket
  • Participation certificate
  • Award certificate
  • 200 SGD cash prize for 1st placers in the main category
  • 100 SGD cash prize for 2nd placers in the main category
  • 50 SGD cash prize for 3rd placers in the main category
  • Publication of top essays

Argumentative Essay (Junior Entry)

For 7-13-year-olds

SGD 30

Buy
  • 1 entry ticket
  • Participation certificate
  • Award certificate
  • 200 SGD cash prize for 1st placers in the main category
  • 100 SGD cash prize for 2nd placers in the main category
  • 50 SGD cash prize for 3rd placers in the main category
  • Publication of top essays

Creative Essay (Senior Entry)

For 14-18-year-olds

SGD 30

Buy
  • 1 entry ticket
  • Participation certificate
  • Award certificate
  • 200 SGD cash prize for 1st placers in the main category
  • 100 SGD cash prize for 2nd placers in the main category
  • 50 SGD cash prize for 3rd placers in the main category
  • Publication of top essays

Argumentative Essay (Senior Entry)

For 14-18-year-olds

SGD 30

Buy
  • 1 entry ticket
  • Participation certificate
  • Award certificate
  • 200 SGD cash prize for 1st placers in the main category
  • 100 SGD cash prize for 2nd placers in the main category
  • 50 SGD cash prize for 3rd placers in the main category
  • Publication of top essays