Terms and Conditions


  1. This competition is open to nationals or residents of all countries in the world.
  1. There is no entry fee.
  1. There are two categories, senior and junior. Participants must select a junior or senior topic depending on their age on 31 May 2018. If you are between the ages of 16 and 18 on this date you are eligible for the senior category and if you are between the ages of 12 and 15, you are then eligible to participate in the junior category.
  1. There are four topics in each category. Eligible participants may only submit one entry.
  1. All work must be submitted by individuals, group work is not allowed.
  1. All entries must be submitted together with the official entry form which can be downloaded from the website.
  1. Essays are accepted only on MS Word Document, using Arial, font size 12. Other formats will be considered provided they can be converted to MS Word. For grading and compilation purposes we prefer that you not send your work in the pdf format.
  1. Submissions will be accepted until31 May 2018.
  1. All essays must be in the English language.
  1. Submissions must be sent in MS Word document via email attachment to aiwc2018@asiskl.org for both categories, and must be together with the official entry form AIWC -2018 – PARTICIPATION. Please also include your postal/ mailing address.
  1. Please fill in your name in the official entry form onlyDo not include your name or the name of school in the essay.
  1. Participants must provide the names and websites of their respective schools only in the entry form when submitting their entries.
  1. If quotes and references are included, you are encouraged to clearly mark these throughout the essay and properly cite them.
  1. All submissions must be original. No previously published material will be accepted. Please do not copy chunks of text from the internet and paste them in your essays. ANY FORM OF PLAGIARISM WILL  RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.
  1. The Organiser reserves the right to publish and/ to make available to the public the winning submissions.
  1. The decision of the judges is final and is not subject to an appeal.