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Brill Essay Writing Contest 2019

Most people can’t write, but you have this talent and it’s time to share it with the world.

We invite you to accept a challenge: an essay writing contest! Pick one of our 5 topics, read the terms and conditions, and show us what you’ve got! Hint: we have cool prizes for the best participants.

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Who Can Take Part in the Essay Writing Contest?


This contest is not just for students. It’s for anyone who’s inspired to write an essay. The age and place of living don’t matter.

*The admission fee is FREE of charge.


  • First place: $500
  • Second place: $350
  • Third place: $150

We’ll also publish the best essays on our blog, crediting their authors. If you’re looking for a job as a writer or you maintain (or plan to start) your own blog, you’ll benefit from the exposure.


  • Your essay should be from 600 to 800 words long.
  • Your content should be 100% unique and plagiarism-free. All sources must be properly referenced. We’ll check.
  • The accepted formats are .doc, .docx, and .pdf.
  • We only accept essays written in English.

Choose from These 5 Topics

  1. Your Biggest Achievement In School/College Years
  2. Life Skills That Everybody Needs to Learn
  3. What Factors  Influence a Person's Choice of Profession and Why
  4. The Most Inspiring Story That You've Ever Heard
  5. The Writers and Their City: Cities as Inspiration in Literature

You can send multiple entries, as long as they are on different topics. But keep in mind that you can’t get more than one prize on this contest. We’ll award three different participants.

How to Submit Your Entry

Send your essay as an attachment in an email message. The email address is to email . Please use “Essay for Brill Contest” as the subject line!

In the body of the message, please include your name, surname, country, age, and occupation.

The deadline for the submission is June 30, 2019 by 11:59 PST at the latest.

Will You Start Writing?

If you got inspired today, why delay the process? Don’t let that inspiration go.

We’ll announce the winners on July 25, 2019 on our blog.

Disclaimer: By submitting your entry to this contest, you agree that we have the right to publish your essay on our blog, while crediting you as the author (with name and surname). You take responsibility for sending content that has never been published anywhere before June 30, 2019.