Do you have a passion for writing and want to test drive your writing skills? Pen down your knowledge and perception about current issues affecting our world today, through a selection of topics that might tickle your interest.
Brain Waves Development is hosting its first Essay writing competition as part of introducing their literacy division to students.
Who may enter?
Learners from township, rural and under-resourced areas in Grades 5 – 12
Topics to select from:
Group A: Grades 5 -7
1) What is climate change and what do people need to know about it?
2) Do you think it’s true that robots will replace humans in the workplace?
3) What exactly is the coronavirus and what myths or perceptions do people in your community have about the virus?
4) Do you think the media is doing enough to promote locally-produced products in South Africa?
5) Why do you think it is important to learn how to grow a vegetable garden at home? Share your tips.
Group B: Grades 8-10
1) How do you think the Covid-19 pandemic and the global recovery from it will affect the future of sustainable development?
2) What lessons are we learning now about climate change that will accelerate our efforts to mitigate carbon emission?
3) Dead Batteries Deserve a Second Life: Batteries should be recycled so that the valuable minerals contained in these batteries (including cobalt and lithium) can stay in the economy. Why is this important for the economy?
4) Hunger levels have been rising for the past five years. Almost 690 million people go to bed hungry every night. COVID-19 could push 130 million more people into hunger by the end of 2020 unless action is taken. Why do food production and agriculture matter?
5) How can big businesses support local businesses in our communities?
Group C: Grades 11 – 12
1) Why is gender equality critical for achieving sustainable development?
2) The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global shock that amplifies the corrosive impact of inequality, hitting the poorest and those without social safety nets the hardest. How has Covid-19 impacted the quality of life in your community?
3) Do you think learners should be taught about climate change at school and how will knowledge about climate change the way we function in our everyday lives?
4) Which technologies do you think may influence people’s mental health? How?
Competition rules and guidelines
Deadline: 30 October 2020
Once you have completed your essay, click on the link below to submit
Wondering what prizes you stand a chance to win?
1st Prize winners in each group
2nd Prize winners in each group
3rd Prize winners in each group