Enter the AskPetersen Essay Writing Contest

Enter the AskPetersen Essay Writing Contest

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Entries are invited for the AskPetersen Essay Writing Contest. AskPetersen.com was founded with a single goal in mind: to help students solve academic writing troubles and start writing better essays. To check the progress of this project, readers of the site are invited to take part in a challenging writing contest. It will be fun!

You’ll get a chance to get your essay published and earn a valuable prize that will motivate you to become an even better writer. Freedom of speech is the main motto of this contest, so you can express any opinions related to the topic you choose!


The best three participants will receive awesome prizes!

  • First Place: $200
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50 Amazon Gift Card


Open to everyone. This contest is international and it’s not limited by age.

Submission Guidelines


Each participant can choose only one of these topics and provide only one submission. Please, don’t alternate the title you choose!

  • Should Video Games Be Considered a Sport?
  • What Role Will Robots Play in Our Future?
  • Is Online Learning as Good as Face-to-Face Learning?
  • Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years?
  • To What Writer Would You Award a Prize?
  • Should Society Support Artists and Others Pursuing Creative Works?
  • Are We Too Dependent on Computers?


The essays should be from 500 to 1000 words long.


Please, write your essay in English. The contest is open to participants from all countries, but the papers should be written in English. Good grammar does matter!

Plagiarism-Free Policy

Your paper must be free of plagiarism. All entries will be checked for uniqueness with a robust plagiarism detection engine. If any signs of plagiarism are revealed, your submission will be disqualified from the contest and all that effort will go to vain.

Make sure to include a list of references for all sources you used to support your arguments!

Application Process

  • Write your essay and send it as an attached document via the contact form. The subject line of your message should be “AskPetersen Scholarship: YOUR TOPIC” (you name your chosen topic). Please, write your name in the body of this message.

For more information, visit AskPetersen Essay Contest.