Ines SaboyaCASA THOMAS JEFFERSONBEAVER DAM – WRITING CONTEST2/201121ST CENTURY CITIZENSHIPCONTEST RULESSubmissionThe contest is open to the students regularly enrolled in the followingcourses:Teens 4, Teens 5, Teens 6, Teens 7, Intermediate 2A, Intermediate2B, Intermediate 3A, Intermediate 3B, Top Flex 1, Top Flex 2, Top Flex3, Top Flex 4, Top Flex 5, Top Flex 6, Top Flex 7, Top Flex 8, Advanced4A, Advanced 4B, Advanced 5A, Advanced 5B, Thomas Prime 1, ThomasPrime 2, Thomas Prime 3, Thomas Prime 4, Thomas Prime 5, ThomasPrime 6, Thomas Prime 7, Thomas Prime 8 and Special Courses (withthe exception of Instrumental English).
Ines SaboyaStudents will receive the proposed topics for their respective categoriesin class.The submission period opens on September 5th and closes onSeptember 30th. Early or late submissions will not be considered.The students will submit their work on the websitewww.thomas.org.br/beaverdam.Entries must be original, unpublished work. By submitting work to thecontest, the student is confirming that he or she is the author. Totallyor partially plagiarized work will be automatically disqualified.Each student may submit one entry in his/her corresponding category.Multiple submissions will not be considered.All entries must be typed and saved in one of the following formats:.doc, .docx or .pdf. The archives must be uploaded by means of theelectronic form available on the websitewww.thomas.org.br/beaverdam.All paragraphs and essays submitted may be used or published in theirentirety or partially by the Casa Thomas Jefferson.Students on employee-related scholarships as well as Casa ThomasJefferson employees are not eligible to take part in the contest.
Ines SaboyaJudgmentJudges will be Casa Thomas Jefferson supervisors and coordinators.The judges will evaluate the entries based on the following criteria:Treatment of the assigned topic: the candidate’s ability to successfullykeep to and explore the given topicOrganization and coherenceEffective language, mechanics and grammarCreativity and originalityThe judges’ decision is final.
Ines SaboyaPrizesFirst place prize winners in each of the three categories will receive atablet.Second place prize winners in each of the three categories will receiveR$500,00 (five hundred reais) worth of Fnac gift-certificates.The best pieces of writing of each category will be published in theBeaver Dam 2/2011 publication.
Ines SaboyaDeadlinesThe submission period on the websitewww.thomas.org.br/beaverdam opens onSeptember 5th and closes on September 30th.The contest winners will be announced on thewebsite www.thomas.org.br/beaverdam onOctober 28th.The prizes will be awarded on November 4th at19:00 at the store Fnac in Park Shopping.
Ines SaboyaRead the Contest Rules (Regulamento doConcurso), and submit your writing by fillingout the form below:
Ines SaboyaHere are some examples ofvalues that might beappropriate to focus on for21st century citizens: What makes a good citizen in todays world?
Ines SaboyaIt’s best for me toreduce how much Idrive and how muchgas I use.
Ines SaboyaIt’s appropriate for me topurchase products that haveminimal packaging — and thepackaging should berecyclable.
Ines SaboyaI should consider altering mygoals to make them lessmaterialistic and morefocused on family,community and happiness.
Ines SaboyaI should make an extraeffort to recycle — evenif it’s inconvenient.
Ines SaboyaPromote new concepts of ‘21stCentury Citizenship; clarifying therights and responsibilities ofcitizens in the 21st century andidentifying the essential ‘21stCentury Citizenship Life Skills thatenable citizens to engage effectivelyin democratic and sustainablesociety.
Ines SaboyaHuman beings have always had to learnhow to adapt to new situations. Changeunderpins life, but in the past we hadmore time to adapt to change.
Ines SaboyaIn the 21st century we faceuncertainties – political andtechnological change, socialunrest, economic turmoil and no ‘jobsfor life’ – and a more complex andinter‐connected world than everbefore.
Ines SaboyaCitizens in the 21st centuryneed the ability to adapt quicklyto new situations and thatmeans learning.