International Student Essay writing Competition '24

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Participate In International Student Essay Writing Competition '24

Essay writing is an art, which brings out your writing skill. It is an art, through which you pen down your knowledge and perception about the given topic. GEMA is a highly acclaimed After School Activity Platform, that brings together technology to the education sector and providing requisite support to students, parents and school administrations.

Our intent is to make writing related writing extracurricular activities accessible through technology-driven solutions. We encourage participants to develop not only the skills of penning down their thoughts but also creativity, research, and organization skills. We believe in the enrichment of society by empowering young individuals with constructive thinking for creating positive ambience for the overall societal growth.

The whole idea of this setup is to be a platform where kids from across the world can share their opinions on different topics. This gives them a sense of global citizenship and where they stand globally in terms of understanding on a particular topic.

Participants should write in english language without copying from google. Participants are free to choose any title of their own on the given topic. The participants should present their essay in a convincing way so that the essay does not look like a mundane article created by easily available data from the internet.

Last date of Registration & Submission: 31 October 2024 midnight (UTC Time)

Competition Guidelines

How to Participate

Its a 3 Step Process: Register – Payment – Upload Essay file.
Registration: Fill the Form above to register. It will redirect you to the payment page, once paid it will redirect you to the essay upload form.
Language : English
Title: Participants are free to choose any title of their own on the given topic.

Format:  Recommended font is Arial, Font Size is 12, Font Color is Black.
Nationality : Any 
Categories : Three ( Sub Junior, Junior & Senior Category) 
Fee: US$10
Submission: Fill the the form above, Pay the Fee in Next Step and then in 3rd Step submit Essay in word file/doc file
Image: Optional


Only one entry is accepted per person.
The contest will be in three categories:
(a) Sub-junior (grade 3 to 5)
(b) Junior (grade 6 to 8)
(c) Senior(grade 9 to 12)

The minimum required length of the story is as follows: 
(a) Sub-junior (grade 3-5) = 300 words min 
(b) Junior (grade 6-8) = 500 words min 
(c) Senior(grade 9-12) = 700 words min 

Upper Limit: 1500 words


(1) Sub junior – “If I Could Invent Anything, I Would Create….”
Word Count: Minimum 300
(Grade 3-5 )

(2) Junior – “The Influence of Social Media on Teenagers”
Word Count: Minimum 500
(Grade 6-8 )

(3) Senior – “A Time I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone and Grew as a Person.”
Word Count: Minimum 700
(Grade 9-12 )

Preparing your Entry

Essay can be written only In English Language, as a typed doc file only. We don’t accept handwritten entries.

There are no particular rules regarding formatting (font style, size, line space, etc.). However, essays must be submitted in MS Word/ Google Doc (DOC/DOCX) format.

* Your name and essay title are not included in the word count limit.

Mention the following information below your Essay:
(a) Full name
(b) Date of birth
(c) Category entered
(d) Transaction Number as generated by Stripe once Entry Fee is paid
(e) Title of your essay
(f) Email address (optional) – parent’s/teacher’s email address can be used here if necessary
(g) School name
(h) Country.

Important Details

Judgement Criteria

All the essays will be judged on the basis of your logic, literature survey, writing style, innovation, structure, etc. Participants should write point wise with proper logic. 

We appreciate simple ideas but always discourage copied content even though it looks attractive. The essay should bring out all the details about a particular topic. Participants should do a lot of research before writing the essay. This will definitely enhance the knowledge of the participants in the specific field.

Participants are free to create their own structure by providing all the information about the topic without copying from the internet. 

Bulk Entries by School

Teachers and youth directors may submit a collection of essays from their class or group by emailing all essays as attachments in a single email to: Student details in an excel file needs to be attached in that email as well. You can download the excel file template below. 

Fee will be US$9 per entry for Bulk entry through Schools ( 50+ entries)

Amazing Prizes for Winners & Participants

There are 3 Winners in each Category 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Winners will get Gold, Silver, Bronze Trophies and Certificates.

There will be 5 Consolation Prize winners in each category who will get Medal and Certificate.

There is a School Level Winner from each school where there are minimum 50 participants. 

Category - Wise Essay Topic

Sub junior – “If I Could Invent Anything, I Would Create....”
Junior – “The Influence of Social Media on Teenagers.”
Senior – “A Time I Stepped Out of My Comfort Zone and Grew as a Person."

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Compete with students from 27 Countries

This bi-annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creativity and initiative of the world’s youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world.

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We have a Limited Space so its not possible to include all 200 participating schools, but we are deeply indebted to each and everyone for your kind association with GEMA International Story Writing Competition.

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