3rd Essay Contest Award Ceremony held at IUS

On Thursday, 8 June 2017, English Language and Literature department (ELIT) of International University of Sarajevo organized the 3rd essay contest award ceremony. ELIT department representatives hosted winners of this year’s essay contest. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bal, the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Reyyan Bal, ELIT Program Coordinator, awarded cash prizes to the following top three contestants:

  • 1st place, 400 BAM: Nejla Burdžović, Prva Gimnazija Sarajevo
  • 2nd place, 250 BAM: Merima Muhić, Mješovita srednja skola, Živinice
  • 3rd place, 200 BAM: Feđa Slaki, Middle Years Programme, Druga Gimnazija Sarajevo

This is the third time ELIT department has organized the essay contest for high school students from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The contest has been recognized as a unique and rare opportunity for high school students from our country to express their ideas and creativity through English language as the medium of communication.

The topic of this year’s contest was: "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges". An impressive number of 90 high school students from entire Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the contest. The jury members had a difficult task to select thetop three contestants.

ELIT program would like to thank all the participants for their contribution to this valuable project, which will continue to inspire to young people of our country in future as well.