Individual Research Essay

This format MUST be an individual (one participant) entry

The essay must:

Be completed by an individual only.

  • Be submitted online with the entry from. *
  • Include a 50 word descriptor which summarises your topic and its relationship to the theme.

*Manual entry forms are available for those unable to enter online.

Up to Year 4
LENGTH up to 400 words (using computer word count), not including the bibliography or 50 word descriptor. A bibliography must be included.

Years 5 to 6
LENGTH 400 to 800 words (using the computer word count), not including the bibliography or 50 word descriptor. A bibliography and appropriate referencing must be included.

Years 7 to 8
LENGTH 800 to 1,000 words (using the computer word count), not including the bibliography or 50 word descriptor. A bibliography and appropriate referencing must be included.

Years 9 to 12
LENGTH 1000 to 2000 words (using the computer word count), not including the bibliography or 50 word descriptor. An annotated bibliography and appropriate referencing must be included.

Note: The total word count includes quotations but not footnotes.

Essay Checklist
Year Level Word Limit Referencing Bibliography Annotated Bibliography
1-4 400 No Yes No
5-6 800 No Yes No
7 1,000 No Yes No
8 1,000 No Yes No
9 2,000 Yes No Yes
10 2,000 Yes No Yes
11-12 2,000 Yes No Yes