For the fifth edition of the NUHA Blogging Prizes, 43 articles were published from 12 different countries -- and the articles were viewed over 11,300 times by people connecting from 169 countries the world over! Three prizes were on offer:
- Young Writers Prize, for those born between 2001 and 2005: £50
- Youth Prize, for those born between 1997 and 2000: £100
- Adult Prize, for those born before 1997: £150
for authors who responded to one of the statements below:
1. Discuss or write a short story about this photo:
2. "Cogito ergo sum" (I think, therefore I am) - Descartes. Discuss.
3. Discuss or write a short story about this photo:
- "Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not." - Robert F. Kennedy. Discuss in the context of education.
- "Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason." - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Where does education fit into this quote?
- "The eye should learn to listen before it looks." - Robert Frank. Discuss.
- "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris. Discuss.
- What is the role of competition in education?
- "[They] all understood the fleeing from war, from the kind of poverty that crushed human souls, but they would not understand the need to escape from the oppressive lethargy of choicelessness." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Discuss.
The winners in the Youth and Adult categories were announced on 14 December 2015 by our experienced Jury. For the Young Writers category, it was decided that all five published authors deserved recognition rather than to award a prize, and they each received a book.