Rules for the IJESPORTS Essay Competition 2020
- Entrants must select one of the two essay questions to answer for the competition.
- Essays must be submitted through the International Journal of Esports (IJESPORTS) submission
portal found on the homepage, author login and the direct link below:
- n exceptional situations such as the portal not being accessible, submissions by email with “International Essay Competition 2020” in the subject line to email@example.com will be accepted. All submissions must be received before 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 15th December 2020.
- No entries after 23:59 GMT on Tuesday 15th December 2020 will be accepted for the competition. The organisers accept no responsibility for delivery or for subsequent safekeeping of any essay entered for the competition.
- The essay should be attached in PDF or Word (equivalent) format.
- All submitted essays must be anonymous. This means removing any names, the school/university that the authors are part of or any other identifying information. Submissions that contain identifying information will be disqualified.
- All entries must be written in English.
The essay competition is open to anyone around the world who is part of one of the groups:
- Studying at a senior school/high school/college (16 years old and above)
- Studying at an undergraduate level within an education institution (such as a university or college).
- Only one entry per person will be allowed for each competition.
- All communication with the entrant will be by email. It is the responsibility of the entrant to check their email address in order to receive further communications from IJESPORTS.
- Each essay must be written and submitted by a single author being the student without any co-authorship from another individual.
- The essay must be the sole creation and original work of that person. No previously published work will be accepted. All essays submitted will be closely checked for plagiarism with entries disqualified if found to be plagiarised. Entrants are expected to be aware of any plagiarism guidance and policies of the academic and professional training institutions to which they currently belong.
- The judges of the competition will include members of the IJESPORTS editorial and industry board.
- The judges’ decisions on any awarding of any prize in the competition will be final and is not subject to any appeal. Essays will be judged on the quality of content, creativity and language.
Any essay submitted should conform to the following rules as to content, length and style:
- The essay should begin with a cover page including the title of the essay and word count
- The essay must be of no more than 1,500 words (excluding figures and references).
- The essay should be in Word (or equivalent) or PDF format.
- References should be included at the end of the essay in any desired reference style.
The prizes for the IJESPORTS Essay Competition 2020 are as follows:
- First prize - $500 gift voucher and Alienware Headset, Mouse and Keyboard (AW510H, AW510K, AW610M) and full publication of the article in a special issue of IJESPORTS.
- Second prize - $100 gift voucher and Alienware Headset, Mouse and Keyboard (AW510H, AW410K, AW510M) and full publication of the article in a special issue of IJESPORTS.
- Third, Fourth and Fifth prize – Certificate of achievement
- It is expected that prize winners will have their names published on the journal website alongside their submission.
- The sponsor, Dell Technologies, reserves the right to substitute any prize for another within their absolute discretion without notice.
- IJESPORTS reserves the right to withhold the award of any or all prizes offered if in their absolute discretion if no essay entered warrants the award of any or all prize(s).
- Prize-winners are entitled to refer to the achievement on their CV.
- IJESPORTS reserves the right to publish or reproduce any or all of any essay entered for the competition. In reproducing any essay IJESPORTS reserves the right to omit, alter, paraphrase or delete any part of that essay in their absolute discretion for any reason.
- IJESPORTS reserves the right to cancel the competition for any reason and at any time.
- The decision of the IJESPORTS Editorial Board on the interpretation of these rules will be final.