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Essay Submission

Note: Turning Points is only open to educators and students in Newfoundland & Labrador.
Step 1: Commitment Statement
Step 2: Student Information
Step 3: Submit Auto-Biography
Step 4: Essay Information
Step 5: Confirmation

Rules of the Turning Points Essay Contest

Students currently in Grades 7 and 8 whose teachers have registered for the program are eligible to submit essays in consultation with their teacher.
  1. Essays must be authentic (true story)
  2. Essays must adhere to the maximum word count for the grade level:
    • Group A Grade 6: 250 to 350 words
    • Group B Grades 7 and 8: 350 to 500 words
    • Group C Grades 9 and 10: 500 to 800 words
    • Group D Grades 11 and12: 800 to 1,000 words
  3. Essays must have an effective title (note that "My Turning Point" or "Turning Point essay" will not be accepted). Title is not included in the word count.
  4. Student name must not appear on the essay pages.
  5. Entries will be assessed on the basis of originality of thought, clarity of language, organizational structure, use of conventions such as grammar and spelling, understanding of a "turning point" and impact on the reader.
  6. Once an essay is submitted to The Learning Partnership, the essay becomes the property of The Learning Partnership.

I understand and agree to the rules of the Turning Points Essay Contest. (You must agree to proceed with registration)*