Essay Writing Contest Autumn 2016

Essay Plus' Essay Writing Contest - Autumn 2016

If you think you have skills for writing or simply enjoy putting your ideas and thoughts down on a paper, then you won’t want to miss this chance! Essay Plus is posting an International competition for all writers, offering up to $500 for the winner. If you want to showcase your skills in creative writing and want to gain recognition for your writing abilities, this will be a great opportunity for you with nothing to lose.

Essay Plus does not charge an participant to join the the 2016 essay writing contest and also does not require any application forms.


While everyone has a chance to gain name recognition by having their submitted essays published, cash prizes will be made available to the top three writers.

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $100

Note: each prize will be made via PayPal or Payoneer and is limited to one prize per person.


Essay Plus’ essay writing contest autumn 2016 is open for all students and creative writers does not discriminate on race, ethnic background, nationality, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or anything else for that matter.

Essay Topics

  • A book that has changed your life (Personal Essay)
  • Causes and effects of child neglect (Cause and Effect Essay)
  • Online class vs. traditional class (Compare and Contrast Essay)
  • Should college athletes be paid for playing? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)
  • Should state colleges be free to attend? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)
  • Should Puerto Rico become a state? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)
  • Should gambling and sports-betting be illegal or should the government regulate it? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)
  • Should sexual education be taught in public schools? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)
  • Should high school students take a year off before entering college? (Persuasive/Argumentative Essay)

If you would like to write on a topic of your own choice, not included in the list above, you must first contact with the topic and state the reason as to why you would like to write on that topic. It must first be approved by Essay Plus before you submit it as part of this essay writing contest.


  • Your essay should include your name and contact information (email address and phone number) towards the end of your essay (this can be on a separate page or on the last page of your essay)
  • Must be between 1,000 - 2,000 words
  • No plagiarism. This means any essay submitted to Essay Plus as a part of this contest must be 100% original. We want to hear YOU! Not anyone else.
  • Attach your document in .doc or .docs format
  • Although the essay writing contest is open for all applicants worldwide, make sure it is written in English.
  • If you wish to, you can submit more than one essay (the more essays you submit, the higher the chance to win your prize)

By entering into Essay Plus’ essay writing contest, your essay will be published on social media and blogs, including Essay Plus’ website, for hundreds of thousands of people to see and to be inspired by. Winners will additionally be awarded with the aforementioned prizes. You can be the next winner to be the inspiration for someone living across the continent, or even someone in your own city!

If you are interested in submitting your essay - whether it be for the cash reward or for name recognition, make sure to submit your essay not later than November 30, 2016. If you miss this deadline, don’t worry - we plan to offer this essay writing contest in the year 2017 as well so keep checking in and be posted!

Application Process

Let’s get started and submit those papers towards your prize and fame! Here’s what you have to do:

1) Like Essay Plus on Facebook, and follow Essay Plus on Twitter
2) Attach screenshots of the facebook like and twitter follow when submitting your essay
3) Attach your essay in the same email to in .doc, .docs, or .pages file and use “Essay Plus Essay Writing Contest 2016” in the title of your email no later than November 30, 2016

If you have any questions about Essay Plus’ essay writing contest - Autumn 2016, whether it be about the requirements or simply curious about how it works, feel free to reach out to us at or (+1)415-513-0875 Essay Plus is always happy to hear from you.

We will be posting updates on social media and via email once the results are out.

Good luck!


Q: What happens if my essay turns out to be plagiarized?
A: You will be disqualified from Essay Plus’ essay writing contest for 2016 but you will be able to apply again in upcoming contests.

Q: How strict is the word count requirement?
A: As long as you are no more than minus or plus 150 words, you are still qualified for Essay Plus’ essay writing contest 2016.

Q: What if I miss the deadline for Essay Plus’ essay writing contest - Autumn 2016?
A: No worries. Essay Plus plans on offering essay writing contest in the following year in 2017 (TBA). However, in order to make sure that you are notified when the essay writing contest opens in the year 2017, leave us an email with your contact email so that we can make sure to notify you immediately once the contest opens. This way, you can be one of the first few to find out about our essay writing contest and to get your essay submitted sooner!

Q: How do I submit my essay?
A: Simply attach the screenshots of the Facebook like and Twitter follow, along with your essay in an email to While we are able to read all formats of documents, please submit only .doc, .docs, or .pages file.

Q: Will my name be disclosed and can I stay anonymous?
A: While Essay Plus has the rights to publish verified writer’s name, the writer may choose to remain anonymous if he/she wishes. In order to make sure that your name remains anonymous, please be sure state so in the email along with your attached essay.

By entering into Essay Plus’ essay writing contest, you warrant that (1) your essay is original and does not infringe the intellectual-property rights of any third party, (2) your essays has not been published or submitted in any other sites, platform, or any other medium, and (3) you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Essay Plus. Essay Plus may, at its’ sole discretion, publish the essays as well as the names of the verified writers.

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