Welcome to the Blogging Prizes! We have published a record number of articles this year, which you can browse here. Twelve articles were shortlisted in this Adult category, which our stellar Jury is considering for the first, second and third Prizes!

To participate, authors had to write an article of 600 to 1500 words on one of the topics below:

  1. "Most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen R. Covey. Do you agree?
  2. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss.
  3. "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." - Victor Hugo. Discuss.
  4. Discuss the following excerpt from Warsan Shire's poem Home:

"you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land"

It doesn't matter if English was not the author's first language: the Jury will focus on the quality of their arguments and the originality of their ideas.

What happens next?

Our stellar Jury is reviewing the twelve shortlisted articles and will be announcing the Winner, Runner-Up and Third Place Prizes on Monday 10 December 2018! The Jury is focusing on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.

Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries. See also the blogging entries for: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).