“Constant work, constant writing, and constant revision. The real writer learns nothing from life. He is more like an oyster or a sponge. What he takes in he takes in normally the way any person takes in experience. But it is what is done with it in his mind, if he is a real writer, that makes his art.”
― Gore Vidal
Directions: Answer 2 essays in total. Essay #1 is required of all competitors. Students may choose to
reply to one response from 2A or 2B.( Words: 500-650 max)
Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way. (2019-20 Princeton supplement).
2A: What is your favorite word and why? (University of Virginia).
2B: Cats have nine lives, Pac-Man has 3 lives, and radioactive isotopes have half-lives. How many lives does something else – conceptual or actual – have, and why? (University of Chicago).
Early-bird submission: March 20th. Anyone who submits before April 15th will have TWO essay reviews from HEC consultants. You can resubmit again.
早鸟提交时间： 3 月 20 日，参赛者在该日期递交将会有机会获得两次 HEC 顾问的文章修改两次，可以修改后再递交。
Deadline of submission: April 10th
最终递交日期是：4 月 10 日
First Place (1 winner) prizes:
Second Place (2 winners) prizes:
Third Place (3 winners) prizes:
Best Creative Award (several winners) prizes: