Croatian Association of Teachers of English

Competition

Dear members,

HUPE announces the beginning of its very first Writing Competition. After announcing the winners, you will be asked to resend your pupils’ short stories to prove your identity.

There are two categories, so make sure you select the one that you apply for. 

Send your short stories by 31 January 2020. The winners will be announced on 14 February 2021.

There are two categories:

Primary

Only 7 and 8 graders may take part in the competition. Make sure your pupils write up to 2000 words. They are free to choose the title of the story according to their personal preferences, but the rubric below is obligatory for all contestants and will be used when assessing short stories. 

Anita Žepina, Marijana Smolčec and Tajana Bundara are members of the Executive Board for Primary school competition.

Secondary

All four grades of secondary school may take part in the competition. Make sure your pupils write up to 5000 words.They are free to choose the title of the story according to their personal preferences, but the rubric below is obligatory for all contestants and will be used when assessing short stories.

Nino Sertić, Petra Blajić and Gordana Bujanić Tretinjak are members of the Executive Board for Secondary school competition.

 

3 points

2 points

1 point

Vocabulary

The author uses a wide range of vocabulary related to the topic.

Uses a varied vocabulary related to the topic.

Uses a varied vocabulary that is occasionally a bit too simple but related to the topic.

Grammar and spelling

Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Author makes 3 errors or more in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.

Organization

The story is very well organized. One idea or scene follows another in a logical sequence with clear transitions.

The story is pretty well organized. One idea or scene may seem out of place. Clear transitions are used.

The story is a bit hard to follow. The transitions are sometimes not clear.

Creativity

The story contains many creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has really shown his/her imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions that contribute to the reader's enjoyment. The author has shown his/her imagination.

The story contains a few creative details and/or descriptions, but they distract from the story. The author has tried to show his/her imagination.

Prizes:

  • FOR MENTORS:

free conference fee + free membership for first three mentors in both categories

  • FOR STUDENTS:

wireless headphone set and online dictionary licence for winners in both categories, online dictionary licences for second and third place in both categories

Thank you for taking part in HUPE competition and good luck!

 

Fill the Competition form

 

Primary Secondary
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