Award Ceremony FAQ

Celebrate student voices in building an inclusive world!

Thank you for your interest in attending the Macao-side English Essay Competition’s Award Ceremony. 

Access to the award ceremony is by invitation only. For those who have received an invitation, please RSVP here.

For all enquiries, please contact essaymacauoffice@gmail.com.

 

Award Ceremony

Please join the Macau Professional Speaking Association in announcing the MEEC award recipients, group award recipients, and celebrating student voices in changing our collective future. 

Date:  March 16, 2024
Time: 14:30 – 17:00
Location: Macao Science Center Convention Hall
Dress Code: Students often wear their uniforms or other appropriate dress codes
Guests: Each student may bring one guest, if you would like to bring additional guests, please email us at essaymacauoffice@gmail.com to see if we can offer additional seating.
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Essay Sharing

 

First prize winners from each category will share their essays on stage. 

Essay sharing will take place after awards for that category have been presented. You may choose to memorize your speech or use cue cards. If you are reading it, please print a copy of your essay or prepare it on cue cards, we do not recommend using your phone or other electronic devices. 

You may come to rehearse on stage at 1 PM. 

 

 

 

Discussion Panel

 

Students who are invited to join the discussion panel: 

College category: First, second, and third prize winners

All other categories: First and second prize winners

After all category awards have been presented, we will invite all the above mentioned winners from all categories to go on stage and sit in our comfy chairs. Sample questions are posted below, the organizer reserves the right to modify questions without notice.

 

Sample Discussion Questions *Updated*

What is one word you would use to describe nature?

A show of hands, who enjoys spending time in nature? 

Favourite natural location in Macau?

Can you share with us the main message behind your winning essay? 

What is one thing you learned through joining this competition?

 

Activity 1:  Word Sharing

For our activity, could you please share your favourite word that is related to nature. Please write it on the paper provided and when you’re done, hold it up for the audience to see. You may be asked to share what the word is and why you chose this word. 

Tips

  • When you speak, maintain eye contact with the audience
  • Smiling will help you feel less nervous and more at ease on stage
  • Share the stage and time with others
  • Listen intently to the other students, if another student talked about a good idea, you can expand on that idea 
  • Enjoy the process! All the audience are here to support you and hear your ideas and we will all cheer for you

 

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Essay Collection

 

One Free Copy. One free printed copy of the Essay Collection with all the winning works will be given to each student, school, organization or association. 

 **Note** We will not be selling additional copies during the event.