Resources

The following materials can be used to encourage students’ participation in the Young Writers Competition:

Year: 2017 -2018

This presentation provides an overview of the Writing Competition for grade 5 students.

These materials include a range of activities highlighting the main stages of writing process, including prewriting, composing, feedback, and revision. The activities address the following competition writing prompt:

“In a speech delivered in July 2017, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, spoke about the positive outcomes that can grow out of challenging times. He cited the proverb, “Every cloud has a silver lining” which, he noted, corresponds with the Quranic verse: “And perhaps you may hate something which is good for you.” Reflect on these ideas and write a poem, personal essay (nonfiction), or use your imagination to write a short story (fiction).” [Approx. 500 words – the word count can be used as a guideline, but is not fixed.]

This presentation provides an overview of the Writing Competition for grade 8 students.

These materials include a range of activities highlighting the main stages of writing process, including prewriting, composing, feedback, and revision. The activities address the following competition writing prompt:

“In a speech delivered in July 2017, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, spoke about the importance of transforming challenges into opportunities through innovation, creativity, and independent thinking. With this in mind, think about a new company or business that you could start to address or overcome a social need or challenge. How would your business or company have a positive impact on your community, country, and/or the world? Write a poem, personal essay (nonfiction) or use your imagination to write a short story (fiction) about this topic.” [Approx. 500 words – the word count can be used as a guideline, but is not fixed.]/h4>

Year: 2016 -2017

These materials includes a range of activities highlighting the main stages of the writing process, including pre-writing, composing, feedback, and revision. The activities address the following competition writing prompt:”

“If you were Qatar’s Ambassador to the United Nations, what global problem would you try to solve or improve in cooperation with other countries?  How would you do it, and what challenges would you face? Respond to this topic through a short story, poem, or personal essay.


These materials includes a range of activities highlighting the main stages of the writing process, including pre-writing, composing, feedback, and revision. The activities address the following competition writing prompt:”

Topic 1: Mutaz Barshim, Abdelrahman Abdelqader, and Sara Hamdi Masoud have brought Olympic pride to Qatar, winning silver medals at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Write a short story, personal essay or poem about your own greatest accomplishment.  How can you use this experience to shape your future and better the world around you?

Topic 2: Through a true story, poem, or personal essay, describe a moral dilemma that you or someone else have faced.  Describe in detail how you (or the other person) resolved the dilemma and what was learned from it. How can you use this experience to help others?