A fantastic complement to the national curriculum, the Canning House Essay Competition is targeted at students of Spanish and Portuguese aged 17-19 (by 31st August 2013) and challenges them to apply their knowledge of language and structures to produce a sophisticated piece of persuasive writing.
Each year we challenge language students from all over the UK to submit an essay of 750-1000 words which best displays their linguistic flair and capacity for free expression in their second language(s). The topic for discussion changes from year to year.
An exciting range of prizes reward the best impressive entries, with previous winners having enjoyed cash prizes and even a fully paid for return trip to Latin America.
ESSAY COMPETITION 2013:
This year's title is:
"What particular contribution does Latin America or Iberia make to the modern world?
Your answer could cover sport, music, film, culture, the economy or international relations, and refer to any single country or more than one."
After a tense and lengthy meeting, the Panel of Judges have selected 3 finalists in the Spanish and Portuguese categories:
Edward Rawlinson -
Alec Webb - Portsmouth Grammar School - 2nd Place
Laura Schubert -
Isabel McSwan -
Jean Luz - Battersea Park School 2nd Place
Christopher Brown - Eton College 3rd Place
Canning House would like to thank all students, parents and teachers who attended the prize-giving ceremony on the 23rd April and who made it such a wonderful occasion. A report, pictures and the winning essays will be posted soon.
The overall standard was extremely high and in addition to the three finalists in both languages, the judges recognised a small number of essays as highly commended. These are entries of a high standard that just fell short of a place in the final:
Laura Hamilton - Woldingham School
Minying Huang - Stephen Perse Sixth Form
Peter Iltchev - Eton College
Georgia Kandunias - The Godolphin and Latymer School
Kin Wai Lee - Bede's School
Roshni Ruparelia - North London Collegiate School
Rosemary Walmsley - King Edward VI High School for Girls
Richard Puliti - Eton College
Canning House would like to thank all the schools, teachers and most importantly students who supported the Essay Competition this year.