Academic Quests

In 2011 Bulgaria joined the International Writing Olympics, which later became the International Creative Writing Competition. In 2012, the competition expanded to include all public schools, receiving over 800 submissions. The CORPlus Foundation established an independent version called the Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition in English in 2012-2013, offering more opportunities for prizes and recognition. In 2022, over 3,700 students from 147 schools took part in the competition.

The 14th edition of the Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition (BCWC) 2023-24 hosted in Pakistan by AcademicQuests, presents an ideal platform to capture those ephemeral ideas and poetic expressions. AcademicQuests serves as the authorized representative of CorPlus, the organizer of BCWC, enabling Pakistani students to partake in this esteemed contest. BCWC endeavors to nurture a deep affection for ingenuity, imagination, literature, and composition.

The BCWC consists of a single round but each writing piece is evaluated twice: once in the preliminary round and then in the national judging phase.

The competition itself is simple. Participating schools choose a date (from the officially announced writing days), a time for their students to write and a supervisor to make sure that during the writing time, students may not consult dictionaries, grammar references, the Internet, other students, etc. The goal is to create their own unique pieces of writing (in English), to think “outside the box”. The morning of the competition, the official topics are sent out by the organizers.

Students are given one hour to respond to one of three creative, unusual themes (these are different for each grade level). After the writing time is over, the participants or their supervisor submit (email) their works to the organizers. Judges assess the works based on specific criteria to select the best entries. Participants who don’t qualify receive participation certificates. The chosen works advance to the international level, where they are evaluated again, and top pieces receive first, second, and third place awards.

In 2011 Bulgaria joined the International Writing Olympics, which later became the International Creative Writing Competition. In 2012, the competition expanded to include all public schools, receiving over 800 submissions. The CORPlus Foundation established an independent version called the Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition in English in 2012-2013, offering more opportunities for prizes and recognition. In 2022, over 3,700 students from 147 schools took part in the competition.

The 14th edition of the Bulgarian Creative Writing Competition (BCWC) 2023-24 hosted in Pakistan by Eye on Ivy, presents an ideal platform to capture those ephemeral ideas and poetic expressions. AcademicQuests serves as the authorized representative of CorPlus, the organizer of BCWC, enabling Pakistani students to partake in this esteemed contest. BCWC endeavors to nurture a deep affection for ingenuity, imagination, literature, and composition.

The BCWC consists of a single round but each writing piece is evaluated twice: once in the preliminary round and then in the national judging phase.

The competition itself is simple. Participating schools choose a date (from the officially announced writing days), a time for their students to write and a supervisor to make sure that during the writing time, students may not consult dictionaries, grammar references, the Internet, other students, etc. The goal is to create their own unique pieces of writing (in English), to think “outside the box”. The morning of the competition, the official topics are sent out by the organizers.

Students are given one hour to respond to one of three creative, unusual themes (these are different for each grade level). After the writing time is over, the participants or their supervisor submit (email) their works to the organizers. Judges assess the works based on specific criteria to select the best entries. Participants who don’t qualify receive participation certificates. The chosen works advance to the international level, where they are evaluated again, and top pieces receive first, second, and third place awards.

Age Criteria Guidelines Cost & Payment Dates To Remember Results Merit & Awards

The competition is open to students in grades 6 - 12.

(6 graders only compete against other 6 graders, 7 with 7, etc.).

Competition Cost: $15 (Contest Fee $15 and $2 are international transaction charges)

 

  • In order to confirm your registration, please fill out the form by clicking on (Register Now) in the tab below.
  • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.
  • Payment is nonrefundable if you are unable to participate in the competition after registration.

Registration Dates                                                         October 13 – November 15, 2023 

Writing days                                                                   November 21 – 22, 2023 

Preliminary Judging                                                       January 10 – 16, 2024

National judging                                                            January 20 – 21, 2024

Award ceremony                                                            February 10, 2024

Results: Participants will be able to see their full results on the evening of each contest’s end.

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For the year 2022 : Click Here

Winners attend an international awards ceremony and receive prizes donated by supporting organizations, including English-learning materials, scholarships, and autographed books.

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