In response to a call for essay submissions in the maiden edition of the McPherson University Essay Competition 2013, Onis Sampson submitted the essay below. The essay topic given by the organizers was, “A Portrait: The Successful, Happy and Fulfilled me.” Specifications on number of words, page arrangement, etc limits were given. Onis Sampson successfully participated in the competition and emerged the GOLD PRIZE winner of the competition. Participants wrote on the topic “A Portrait — The Successful, Happy and Fulfilled me.” Mr. Onis Sampson, one of the participants emerged the Gold Prize Winner. The results were announced at No. 12 Harold Wilson Drive, Borikiri in Foursquare Gospel Church, Town Zonal Headquarter on Sunday the 18th August, 2013. McPherson University is owned by the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria
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PRIZE: N15,000; And Certificate of Award
GIFT ITEMS: Binatone Millenium Wall Clock; books…
Here is a downloadable version of the essay, A Portrait_ Happy Successful and Fulfilled me_Onis
Here, I present to you the award-winning essay:
A Portrait: The Successful, Happy and Fulfilled me A few years back while a teenager, I was perusing the pages of “The Western Experience,”1 and came across an artwork. It was the portrait of “Louis Bertin,”2 a nineteenth century European statesman painted by Dominique Ingres. Flipping two pages forward I saw another artwork, titled “Self Portrait,”3 a painting by Camille Corot in which he painted himself with the aid of a mirror before him. Continue reading