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Welcome to the Blogging Prizes! It doesn't matter if English is not your first language: we focus on the quality of your argument and the originality of your ideas. The winner gets up to $2400, with a 2nd Prize of up to $1200 and a 3rd Prize of up to $400.

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

  1. “I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” – Michel Foucault. Discuss.
  2. “La haine attire la haine.” (Hate attracts hate.) - From La Haine, dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. Discuss.
  3. “If there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading.” - Veronica Roth. Do you agree?
  4. "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford. Discuss.

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

What happens next?

Our fantastic Jury is reviewing the shortlisted articles and will focus on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.

On 16 December, the Editor will announce the Winner, Runner-Up Prizes and Matched Prizes!

Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries. See also the blogging entries for: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).