Welcome to TeenEagle+, a brand-new competition that offers students a unique platform to showcase their language creativity. As an extension of the popular TeenEagle competition, TeenEagle+ focuses on writing, speaking, and design, providing a range of categories for students to compete in. TeenEagle+ is available as an online competition and as a category of our in-person Global Finals.
The competition is designed to give every student an accessible platform to perform, create, and practice language in unique ways. The competition has three categories: writing, speaking, and design, each with its own sub-categories. Writing includes microfiction, micro-essays, and poetry, while speaking offers monologues, speeches, and stand-up comedy. Design includes book covers and film posters. Each sub-category comes with a selection of prompts. All prompts are related to that years’ TeenEagle Resources. To participate, students choose one prompt and submit their project online, along with a 50-word description of their submission.
All students submitting must have qualified to participate in an Online Round of their choice.
Submissions are ranked based on engagement and use of the prompt, as well as a selection of category-specific questions.Students who pass the qualifying round are invited to a Showcase, where they will give a short speech about their submission and the purpose behind it to our judges. This speech is called the Final Defence. We offer two Final Defence Rounds—one will be online and completely remote, while the other will take place during our in-person Global Finals.
Students in the Showcase will be graded on their Final Defence, and the top students will win cash prizes!
TeenEagle + is a fantastic opportunity for students to develop and showcase their language creativity. Whether you’re a budding writer, a confident speaker, or a talented designer, this competition is the perfect platform to test your skills and express your ideas. Click here to see all the categories and their prompts in more detail. Join now and be a part of this exciting language adventure!
- A MICROFICTION is a style of storytelling that makes a very short story. For this assignment, you will write a short story using one of the provided quotes. You cannot alter the quote in any way. Your story should be between 300 to 600 words, with the Times New Roman font size set to 12 and a spacing of 1.5. Your story must be left-aligned and include page numbers, your full name, and the title of your story in the header. While you are free to incorporate elements from the resource, such as characters or settings, your story must be original and unique.
- A MICRO-ESSAY is a short piece of writing that explores a particular topic. As a student, you will write a micro-essay on one of the topics provided below. Your essay should be between 300 to 600 words long, written in Times New Roman font size 12 with a 1.5 spacing, and should be left-aligned. To ensure that your essay is well-organized, you must include page numbers, your full name, and the title of your essay in the header. Your essay is an opportunity to express your opinion thoughtfully. Below are the topics you can choose from to write your micro-essay.
- POETRY is a form of writing that uses words to create images and emotions. Your task is to write a poem that captures the essence of one of the themes given below. Your poem should be between 10 to 60 lines, and you can use any format you like. Make sure your poem relates to the resource provided, and focus on using creative language to convey your ideas. Remember, your poem should be original, and you cannot include pictures or videos in your submission.
- A MONOLOGUE is a type of acting where an actor delivers a speech alone. It’s like a play where the character talks to the audience. You will choose one character from the choices below and portray that character in your performance for 2 to 5 minutes without anyone else speaking. You must imagine what that character would say if they were speaking to someone.
- A SPEECH is when you share your opinion on a specific topic. Your goal is to persuade your ‘audience’ to see things your way. For this task, you will choose one of the topics given and give a speech that relates to the resource. Your speech should be between 2 to 5 minutes long, and it should reflect your own thoughts and ideas. Remember, the point of a speech is to present your argument and to convince others to agree with you.
- STAND-UP COMEDY is when a performer makes an audience laugh by telling jokes or funny stories. For this task, you will need to choose one of the topics provided and create a stand-up comedy routine that relates to the resource. Your routine should last between 2 to 5 minutes. You can choose any angle or perspective on the topic, but your jokes should be creative and original. Try to find humor in everyday situations and use exaggeration and comedic timing to make it more entertaining.
- BOOK COVER design is a fun way to create a picture that represents a story on the front of a book. Your job is to design a book cover for the written resource that you have been given in your age group. You can use your own ideas and imagination to create a picture that tells the story in your own way. Use different colors, shapes, images, and text to create an interesting picture that represents the story. The submission should be an A3 or A4 size. You can use paper, canvas, or digital tools to create your book cover, but keep in mind that while digital submissions are accepted, they are not preferred. You can use a variety of mediums, such as oil paints, acrylic, watercolor, pencils, or markers, but 3D or textile mediums, like fabrics or plastics, are not allowed. Remember to have fun and be creative when designing your film poster!
- FILM POSTER design is a fun way to create a picture that represents a story for a film. Your job is to design a film poster for the film resource that you have been given in your age group. You can use your own ideas and imagination to create a picture that tells the story in your own way. The submission should be an A2 or A3 size. Use different colors, shapes, images, and text to create an interesting picture that represents the story. You can use paper, canvas, or digital tools to create your book cover, but keep in mind that while digital submissions are accepted, they are not preferred. You can use a variety of mediums, such as oil paints, acrylic, watercolor, pencils, or markers, but 3D or textile mediums, like fabrics or plastics, are not allowed. Remember to have fun and be creative when designing your book cover!