CIE to organise Birthday Essay Competition

DUBAI — To encourage students to think about their place in history and modern developments, University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is working with schools worldwide to hold the Cambridge IGCSE 20th Birthday Essay Competition.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 18 Jan 2006, 9:58 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:58 PM

Essays will be judged by a panel, including Mike Baker, BBC Education Correspondent, Tony Parkinson, IGCSE textbook author, and CIE’s Tom Eason. Winners will be divided into first, second and third places. There will be two winners in each category, one boy and one girl.

The first prize winners will receive £500 to be used toward an educational trip, plus The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The English Language from Cambridge University Press. Their schools will each receive an electronic, interactive whiteboard from Hitachi Interactive. An additional grand prize of £250 from the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce will be given to the writer of the best overall essay.

To learn more about the Cambridge IGCSE 20th Birthday Essay Competition, visit

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