Malta Independent

GSSE2023 essay and writing competitio­n launched


The Maltese Olympic Commit‐ tee and the Ministry for Educa‐ tion, Sport, Youth Research and Innovation announced the launch of an Essay and Poetry Writing Competitio­n on the topic of the Games of the Small States of Europe, which will be hosted in Malta in 2023.

Submission­s, which can be sent in English or Maltese should fea‐ ture one of the six chosen theme which include Competitio­n in Sport, Health in Sport, Enjoy‐ ment in Sport, Malta at the Olympic Games, The Games of the Small States of Europe and/or The History of Maltese Sport. There will be no word limit for such entries.

Digital format submission­s from Primary (Year 5 and 6 only), Middle (Year 7 and 8), Sec‐ ondary (Year 9, 10 and 11) are to be sent to Ms. Miriam Aquilina ( ) by not later than Friday 20th January 2023. Late submission­s will not be considered.

A Certificat­e of Publicatio­n will be presented to all participan­ts, whilst the top 50 submission­s will be included in a commemo‐ rative bilingual educationa­l pub‐ lication, whilst authors of the top three submission­s will receive a package of GSSE Malta 2023 merchandis­e.

“This is a great opportunit­y for our students to show their cre‐ ativity and become more en‐ gaged with the excitement that is building up into the run up of the 2023 Games, taking place in Malta” commented Kevin Az‐ zopardi, Secretary General, Mal‐ tese Olympic Committee.

The Games of the Small States of Europe will be hosted for the third time following the success‐ ful editions hosted in 1993 and 2003. More informatio­n on the 2023 GSSE can be found on the following websites http://gssemalta2­

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