MOGI GUACU, Brazil – “If you had the opportunity to write a page of a book, how and what would you write about the post-pandemic world?”
That was the prompt of Chamex Institute’s 47th Annual Essay Contest, a competition open to high school students across Brazil. Guilherme Biliom’s answer, one of more than 33,000 essays submitted, made him the national winner.
This is the second time Biliom, a student at Deputy Luiz Rocha Teaching Center in Sao Domingos do Maranhao/MA, participated in the contest. He won best essay in Maranhao state in last year’s competition.
"It is an excellent initiative for those who like to learn and write," Bilio said. "It allows us to practice and reflect on current issues relevant in society."
State and national category winners received shopping vouchers to purchase books and school materials, while top 100 winners received access to a video lesson plan from Redação Online.
"Congratulations to this year's winners,” said Mariana Claudio, executive manager, Chamex Institute. “This contest challenges students to put their ideas on paper, encouraging creativity and reading while developing their writing. It is an opportunity for young people to practice writing in the ENEM exam format, which is important for those who want to go to college and have their writing proofed by specialists for free."
About Chamex Institute
Created in 2008, Chamex Institute places creativity as the central element for building a more accessible, inclusive, equitable and transformative education. The institute operates in a network with several partners to encourage the development of students, teachers and education agents in kindergarten, fundamental and secondary education by supporting and developing projects to enable a new future for thousands of Brazilians.
Chamex Institute is part of Sylvamo, the producer of Chamex, Chamequinho and Chambril paper for printing and writing. It follows its social responsibility, sustainability and ethics guidelines, engaging its professionals and supporting communities. It believes creativity and education can drive change and accelerate solutions for transforming many people's lives.
For more information, visit institutochamex.com.br.