The MJ Prize for the best essay-writers is awarded in each of the following categories:

Less than Grade 3 (age 9 and under)
Grades 4 through 6
Grades 7 through 9

Prizes are based on a simple screening process and an online contest, followed by face-to-face contests. In each category, there are prizes awarded as follows:

Winners (1 to 3)
Certificates of Outstanding Merit (10)
Certificates of Merit (50)
Certificates of Participation (to all those who participated in full)

Essays may be submitted in the following categories:

“How can school children contribute to the cause of tree-planting?”

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“A letter to the head of the United Nations”
“On what my mother/father have done for me”

The annual schedule is as follows:

Last date for submitting an application to declare your interest: July 31
Acceptance of application: August 31
Contest Preliminaries: September 1 through October 31
Contest Finals: November 1 through December 15

Announcement of Winners: December 31