WRICOS (Writing Contest Of SUN)

The diverse languages and literature to be found along the Silk Road contribute and enhance the beauty of this region In order to recognize and celebrate this fact, SUN has decided to hold a writing contest for the students of SUN as an annual cultural event. We have named this contest WRICOS (The Writing Contest of SUN)

The main purpose of the “Silk Road Writing Contest” is to promote and share the values and beauty of cultural diversity, especially in languages across the land and maritime Silk Road areas. And other goals and purposes are to restore our pride in the Silk Road as a birthplace for civilizations and to enhance mutual understanding as a key medium for peaceful coexistence and prosperity of all human beings.

Participants are supposed to write in their own languages poems or short essays regarding any topics related to the Silk Road and to send their writings to the Secretariat of SUN. Also, Participants’ writings are to be reviewed and selected by the review committee composed of the professors recommended by the presidents of the universities organizing the writing contest. The writings selected are to be awarded at the SUN General Assembly Meeting and to be translated in diverse languages by faculty members and students of the universities organizing the writing contest. The original writings selected and their translated version will be edited and published both as a printed as well as a digital book.

This contest is held an annual event. The theme for the first contest in the year 2017 is “What does the Silk Road mean to me?” The grand prize winner of the Poem was Calyn Tan Jen Ai - University of Malaya, Malaysia and other grand prize winners of the Essay were Leo Lin - Beijing University of Foreign Studies, China. And this year, the theme of Poem of WRICOS 2018 is “Mother” and the theme of the Essay is “Any story or fairy tale about silk road in the author’s country”.

WRICOS 2020
The 4th WRITING CONTEST of SUN

Detailed Schedule
 
 
 
 
 
 
Submission Due:
 June 30. 2020
Result Announcement
July 31. 2020
Award Ceremony
About end of October 2020 during the closing ceremony of the 6th International Association for Silk-Road Studies 2020 Specific information will be announced to winners
*Subject to be changed due to the outbreak of COVID-19
Theme
  • Poem: The Wisdom of the Silk Roads for the Survival of Civilizations
    Description: Any poems dedicated to the restoration of the peaceful co-existence and co-prosperity of cultures along the Silk Roads be they ever so tiny.
  • Essay: The Silk Roads Reconnected
    Theme: Considering the present disconnection within the silk Roads due to political, cultural, religious, and social unrest; what can be undertaken by governments to change the situation and what should be done by the youth to help the cause?
Eligibility
  • Students from the member universities of SUN
  • Nonmembers of universities of SUN are eligible for application, but no additional other than certificates will be given.
Basic rules & Regulations
Each participant is to submit one poem or one short essay in their mother tongue.
The writing must be original. Participants found guilty will be held liable for committing plagiarism.
Length of writings: No more than 200 words for poems and 2000 words for essays writing Computer Software: Participants are expected to create their writings using a computer with any convenient writing software ( Must be submitted as MS Word file)
Prize & Privilege
Common privileges: certificate of awards, Eligible to participate in the 6th General Assembly of SUN. The winners' works are made into a brochure and each winner gets a brochure through the international post. Also, it will exhibit an e-book on the homepage.
 
 Grand prize - 1 Awardee
Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with full coverage of the cost for air ticket (round trip), accommodations (hotel and meals) at IASS 2020
Excellence award - 2 Awardees
Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with partial support including accommodations (hotel and meals), and official tour (air flight tickets to be borne by the participants)
Special Selection - 7 Awardees
Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with the official tour only (Air flight ticket and accommodation to be borne by the participants).
Selection - 10 Awardees
Common privilege + Invitation to the award ceremony with the official tour only (Air flight ticket and accommodation to be borne by the participants).
*The prize may be adjusted accordingly in the case of insufficiency of fund
How to apply
  • Fill out the application form below.
  • The name of your file should be < Type of your work_Your name_title of your work_nationality >.
    Ex) Poem_Jiwon Lee_Wisdom_Republic of Korea
  • The attachment file should be written in Microsoft Word as .dox or .docx file.
  • If you have any questions, please contact us through sunofficialwricos@gmail.com

* If you do not write the name of the file like above, you may get a disadvantage in evaluation

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History of WRICOS

WRICOS 2019

Poem Li Ke, from China
Beijing Foreign Studies University

Essay Abolfazl Amanian, from Iran
Allameh Tabataba’i University

The number of countries and cities 19 cities in 15 countries
The number of universities 19 universities
The number of participants 65
The number of pieces 65(essay:14, poem:51)
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WRICOS 2018

Poem Yejin Jin, from Korea
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Essay Maria Georgousi, from Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The number of countries and cities 16 cities in 23 countries
The number of universities 23 universities
The number of participants 87
The number of pieces 87(essay:27, poem:60)
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WRICOS 2017

Poem Calyn Tan Jen Ai, from Malaysia
University of Malaya

Essay Leo Lin, from China
Beijing Foreign Studies University

The number of countries and cities 17 cities in 14 countries
The number of universities 19 universities
The number of participants 44
The number of pieces 44(essay:23, poem:21)
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