Welcome to the 2018 edition of NUHA's annual writing competition!
We have received a record number of entries this year! We are reviewing everything and and all of the published entries will be added to the list below by Saturday 3 November. Check back in regularly to explore the latest publications!
Absolutely anyone could participate in the Blogging Prizes, and three prizes are on offer, together with Matched Prizes for teachers and schools:
It doesn't matter whether English is authors' first, second or even third language: articles will be judged first and foremost on the quality of argument and the originality of ideas. To participate, authors had to respond to one of the set topics at the links above within the word-limit.
Entries in alphabetical order:
Young Writers Category (about 10–14)
- Adler, Nicole (USA): Home
- Shaurya Baruah (USA): The Mysterious Boat
- Goh, Tiffanie (Singapore): Free
- Hughes, Isabel (Ireland): Everyday Hero
- Nieuwenhoff, Molly (Canada): The Edge
Youth Category (about 15–18)
- Johnson, Anisha (USA): Past and Future
- Slattery, Kris (USA): The art of being lonely
- Sztybel, Melanie (USA): Love Yourself
- Yinka-Banjo, Victory (Nigeria): Independence: It's a Personal Process
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- Abdul, Abdullateef (Nigeria): School develops and nurtures character
- Are, Dominica (Papua New Guinea): With hope in their hearts
- Ayegba, Emmanuel (Nigeria): He Who Opens A School Door, Closes A Prison
- Ayegba, Emmanuel (Nigeria): Please, pay attention!
- Banerjee, Somen (India): The Role of Education: To Remove Self-Ignorance
- Barrows, Jaclyn R. (USA): How to fix society: Learning to listen and understand each other
- Baruah, Shantanu (USA): Impart education – Uplift societies, rejuvenate nations
- Baig, Masooma (USA): The ache
- Bashum, Megan (USA): No One Wins in the Win-Lose Approach to Conversations
- Bonu, Oana (Romania): Imagine where you would be if you couldn't read this
- Boudersa, Hemza (Algeria): A key towards opening a school to close a prison: education as a life skill
- Briggs, Sharonda (USA): With the right plan in place, we can’t go wrong
- Burnham, Paul (USA): Listening Loudly
- Chakraborty, Ratnarghya (India): An Egalitarian Society and Our Stand
- David, Jacob (India): Schools Vs Prison = An Inversely Proportional Relationship?
- Eisert, Veronica (Canada): The Unification of Ideas
- Frazer, Simone (USA): The unseen sacrifice of a childless mother
- Fried, David (Thailand): Present day slavery in the United States of America
- Ghahremanzadeh, Reza (Northern Ireland): There has to be a better way
- Golic, Jelena (Canada): Somebody else's children wash shore
- Griffith, Carlene (USA): The Art of Listening
- Irungu, Caroline (Kenya): The paradox of our time
- Isaacson, Elaine (USA): Speaking without listening
- Johnson, Aurette (South Africa): The fear of desperation
- Johnson, Tylyn K. (USA): How people listen to perspectives
- Johnson, Tylyn K. (USA): Our actions behind the technology
- Johnson, Tylyn K. (USA): Where justice is concerned
- Keating, Danielle (USA): Why do we listen?
- Lau, Kenix (UK): The intent of listening is to understand, in its purest form
- Maclean, Mirjam (New Zealand): When the Land is Safer Than the Water
- Mangin, Holly (France): The Search for Validation
- Martin, Erica (USA): How to decrease misunderstandings and increase cooperation by listening to understand
- Merens, Michele (USA): Locked In Prisons Of Our Own Design?
- Mirpuri, Mukesh (India): Does being educated make a person less prone to criminal activities?
- Mlay, Joel (USA): Listening with Empathy is the Key to Understanding
- Mlay, Joel (USA): Injustice and persecution have no respect for borders
- Muse, Daniel (Kenya): Conquering the prison of life
- Muthee, Benard (Kenya): Open schools to reduce prisons
- Nyirongo, Fiske (Zambia): No one
- Okutse, Amos (Kenya): Education: The way out of your mind's imprisonment
- Onwumere, Odimegwu (Nigeria): The blind and the elephant
- Patterson, Martha (USA): Learning French
- Poller,Martha (Namibia): Unbroken Chains
- Powers, Gavriela (USA): Hearing vs listening and how replying is 2018’s deepest obsession
- Reed, Skye (USA): Educate The World
- Roth, Shayanne (UK): How Martin Luther King shaped our society
- Shaw Homer, Sandra (Costa Rica): Listening from the heart
- Stoney, Sheri (USA): Listening to Understand
- Tanghal, Febrina J. (Philippines): How to be instantly likable!
- Tesfamichael, Haben (Canada): The lost art of listening
- Topie Tamaa, Abdul Wahid (Ghana): The sociomata
- Topie Tamaa, Abdul Wahid (Ghana): Turn Prisons Into Schools
- Trower, Stephanie (UK): Are you really listening?
- Vaz, Carla (Brazil): The talking that ain't heard, and my frustrations about it