Everyone likes being able to see themselves in a piece of writing- make sure your piece speaks to everyone.
Any writer will tell you that writing is only half the battle- editing is where the real beast lies.
Take part in the National Essay Contest for the chance to win a scholarship ranging between $1,000 and $12,000 in one of the following post-secondary institutions: You’ll also have the chance to have your essay read by our sponsoring organization!
The David Suzuki Foundation is a science-based environmental organization headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Montreal and Toronto.
The mission of the foundation is to “protect nature’s diversity and the well-being of all life, now and for the future” and their vision is that “we all act every day on the understanding that we are one with nature.” At the time of entry each entrant must indicate on their entry form into which of the two categories below he or she best fits: Category 1: French Second Language (“FSL”): students whose first language is not French or students who are currently enrolled in Core French, Extended Core French, Basic French, French Immersion, or any other version or type of FSL program, available in their province or territory of residence, and who do not match any of the French First Language criteria.
Category 2: French First Language (“FFL”): students who satisfy one or more of the following criteria: – whose first language is French;– who speak, write and comprehend French with native fluency;– who regularly speak French at home with one or both parents.– who attend or have attended a French First Language school for more than 3 years within the past 6 years.
Try to write in a way which will allow anyone who reads your submission to find something they can identify with, or at least relate to.
For instance, instead of writing about the impact a certain policy has on you, write about how it has affected your town, city, or the country as a whole.
The Foundation describes its goal as to “Work towards balancing human needs with the Earth’s ability to sustain all life.
Our goal is to find and communicate practical ways to achieve that balance”.