As the event is organized online, participants must have stable internet connection during the whole time of the competition and using a device with full audio and video connecting possibilities.  If you participate, we will have to ask you to record your screen during the 90 min of writing, to secure fairness of competition. All personal data from non-recipients as well as all recordings will be deleted after we assessed the submissions.   

The recordings will be large files so you should email them to us using a service like WeTransfer or upload it to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive, and share them with us. Make sure to keep them there for 3 weeks. Make sure you record the Word document window, not the Zoom meeting.  

Here’s a useful article on how to record your screen:

We have summarized below the main points for those using Windows 10 or macOS Mojave and higher. If you are using another operating system, please consult the article mentioned above. 

Windows 10 

Windows 10 has a built-in feature that allows you to record your screen called ‘Game Bar’. 

Step-by-step instructions: 

Go into Settings>Gaming>Game Bar (or press Win + G) 

Once there, turn on the switch for Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game bar. 

Navigate to the screen you wish to record and press Win+Alt+R to start your recording. 

To stop the recording, click the Record” button on the floating bar. 

Click the notification, and File Explorer will open to the location of the recording. 

Send your recording to us. 

Macbook/iMac (macOS Mojave and higher) 

MacOS has its own built-in screen recorder.  

Step-by-step instructions: 

Open the app or window you want to record. 

Press Shift+Command+5 to open the system’s screen capture tool. 

Choose to record the entire screen (4th icon from the left). 

Press ‘Record’.

Check whether the recording is on: the Recording button should be visible at the top of the screen as a little icon. You might have to minimize the window in which you want to type in your essay (the text processing app) to see it.  
Click on the Recording button to end the recording. 
Send your recording to us.