Diário and USCS (São Caetano Municipal University) launched the 15th edition of the Writing Challenge, the theme of which this year will be “Science as Light in the Dark”. Students from public and private schools in the greater ABC region, as well as teachers, can participate. The best written transcript by students of the third year of high school will be awarded a scholarship at USCS (São Caetano Municipal University). In the other categories, the prizes are laptops, tablets, and televisions. The novelty is that people who already have a higher education will be able to participate and compete for a scholarship in a graduate course also at USCS.
As in 2020, the competition will be held remotely due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and entries will open from June 1 to August 22, at the hot site www.dgabc.com.br/desafioredacao.
According to the organizers, the topic will bring up the current scenario, in which a vaccine and scientific developments can bring people hope in resolving the epidemic. The suggestion is that participants can discuss the topic in texts from 1,000 to 3,500 characters (counting spaces), on the official contest paper, which will be available on the hot site.
The writing type is free for students from sixth to ninth grade of elementary school, EJA (youth and adult education) and telesala. The other participating groups should write opinion essays of the argumentative type.
Another novelty in this edition is the R $ 3,000 award that will be allocated to the school with the highest number of enrollments in the competition. This category replaces the Most Lively Crowd Award, which was held until last year.
In 2020, the institutions with the most enrollments for the challenge were the College of the USCS, with 697 completed essays, and Etec (State Technical School) Rio Grande da Serra, with 228 participants.
The essays will be read by an assessment panel, formed by students and professors at USCS. The award will take place on September 29.