Mentioning essay competition in personal statement

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nidgethesquidge
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I feel like I've royally screwed up in my Personal statement - which I've already sent off! I participated in an essay competition and got a 'partial scholarship' to the programme the organisers hold, but it was way too expensive so I'm not taking it up and it seemed like one of those prizes they give away to the majority of entrants - but thats kinda off topic . The thing is that I talked about the essay I wrote in my PS for a couple of sentences, but I didn't even name the competition or explicitly say what I got, all I said was that I "received recognition" for it and now I think I've been way too vague but my teachers never said anything!
Is it worth it emailing the universities I've applied for to clarify exactly what I got and which competition, or does that look unprofessional, considering its too late to amend my statement on UCAS?
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Has your referee mentioned the specific competition?

Although regardless of the answer, the admissions tutors probably won't pay too much attention
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Has your referee mentioned the specific competition?

Although regardless of the answer, the admissions tutors probably won't pay too much attention
No, unfortunately i dont think so. I'm hoping it won't matter too much, but I'm so worried the oxbridge/russell group admissions tutors will pick up on it, so I'm wondering if emailing is necessary...
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If I may ask is it the Immerse Education Essay Competition?
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If I may ask is it the Immerse Education Essay Competition?
haha yh it is
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haha yh it is
Haha I knew it. I got 30% for engineering. Hbu? I'm guessing you applied to Oxbridge due to sending your PS off so early?
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Talk about what the experience was like for you personally.
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