Essay Competition “The importance of multilingualism to personal and professional development”

Deadline:  29 June 2018
Open to: students of high schools and universities from around the world
Award: winners will receive cash prizes worth $3500


Preply, Inc. (hereinafter “Preply” or “Sponsor”) is the organizer of the essay “The importance of multilingualism to personal and professional development”. Our essay competition (hereinafter  the “Contest”) is aimed to raise awareness about the online education among young people. The Essay competition begins on 15 05 2018 and ends on 29 06 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (hereinafter the "Promotion Period"). Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Essay competition. Due to the large number of contestants who are willing to write an essay on the topic “The importance of multilingualism to personal and professional development”, Preply, Inc. reserves the right to prolong the deadlines for the contestants. When such changes are made, Preply, Inc. will make a new copy of Official Rules on this page. You understand and agree that if you participate in the competition after the date on which the Official Rules have changed, Preply, Inc. will treat your participation as acceptance of the updated Official Rules. 


Our Contest "The importance of multilingualism to personal and professional development" is organized for students of high schools and universities from around the world!
Preply’s staff, officers, managers or trustees, members of the selection committee (hereinafter “Judges”), substantial contributors, certain US government officials or their immediate family members (parents, children, spouses, siblings) and members of the same household are not eligible to take part in the Competition and accept prizes. 
Winners of prizes of the contest, as well as the winners of the prize from the jury of Preply are not eligible to participate in the following competitions organized by Preply. 


The three qualified Finalists, depending on the amount of received votes, each will be eligible to receive college scholarships of $2,000, $1,000 and $500 respectively (hereinafter the “Awards”). Each Award will be transferred to a personal account via PayPal from Preply, Inc., and will be paid as a one-time payment, providing that the winner is obliged to inform about the win in the Competition in social networks and notify the organizer of the essay Competition “The Impact of IT- innovations on educational process” Preply, Inc. by sending an email at If a potential winner cannot be notified via the contact information provided on the Entry form within twenty-one (21) days after the first attempt, or if the award or award notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, or if winner does not comply with the Official Rules, the Award will be forfeited. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an Award, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary value if an Award cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason. 


  • All the participants have to submit their essays at scholarships
  • The essay must be written in English and contain not more than 500 words. The participant has to specify his/her name and the name of educational institution, where he/she studies in the essay. 
  • The content of the essay must be logically related to the following topics: “online education”, “multilingualism” and “professional development”. 
  • All written works will be available for open voting at from 15 05 2018 to 29 06 2018 inclusive. 
  • Three participants, who will receive the highest number of votes on the website, will be declared as winners. 
  • Only one entry per person during the Promotion Period is permitted. 

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.