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5 months ago
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Is this considered a spike?

Hi. I am planning on applying to National Young Arts program in the writing category and some other poetry competitions. If I were to be one of the winners of the National Young Arts program, is that a spike and something that would make me stand out from other applicants?

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4 months ago

Hi, I'm going to move this over to the general Admissions Advice community, because the question isn't Harvard specific. Best of luck with NYA!

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4 months ago

Winning a national competition is good, can add value, and can be a push if you are on the edge, but it will not be the reason you get in. Too many people win national competitions every year, but it is a good thing if you win.

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5 months ago

Winning a national contest definitely would be a good spike! Even if you don’t win, this passion could be demonstrated as a spike if you craft your essay(s) very well. You got this!

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