Please read the instructions carefully. The submission process is based on a step-by-step system. All steps are self explanatory and guidelines are given for each of them. Should you nonetheless have problems during submission, please contact our support staff who will be pleased to help you.
Please note this important information on plagiarism
All submissions will be handled by the rules of academic honesty, which includes screening for plagiarism (that is, quoting from or paraphrasing other people’s work without acknowledging that this is a quotation and giving the source). Essays containing plagiarism will be disqualified from the contest.
Unfortunately a large number of essays is disqualified each year (yes, we are actually checking this with a sophisticated software). So please stick to the rules to avoid disappointments…
Respect usual citation rules.
Citations should be indicated by “double quotes” and referred to in the text either
- as a bracket with [Author, Title, Source, Year] or
- as a [number in brackets] with the references listed at the end of the essay or
- as superscript with the references listed at the end of the essay.
Do also remember that
- you must not change the sense of the original by omitting content.
- if you make additions to a citation, indicate this by adding your initials: e.g. [addition; A.K.].
It will be insufficient to submit an essay consisting mostly (or even partly) of citations. They may support your reasoning but cannot be the essence of the work.
It is essential that, while quoting your sources, the content needs to be written by you. It ist mostly better to paraphrase (i.e. changing the words without changing the sense) a statement, than to use an actual citation. In this case, equally remember to always quote the source.