New contest entries are posted once a week during the weekend.

Enter English writing contest

1. Calculate word count

Our contest rules require that entries follow the word count guidelines for your division on the Rules page.

  1. Open this online word calculator.

  2. In the word calculator page that opens, copy and paste your essay into the text box.

  3. At the top of the text box, the number after "Word" is the word count for your entry form.

Irrespective of the word count from your word processor, if your word count from this tool is more than the number stated for your division, please edit your essay before submitting. Entries that exceed the word count limits may be disqualified.