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, write an article of 600 to 1500 words on one of the topics below:
- "Most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen R. Covey. Do you agree?
- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King Jr. Discuss.
- "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." - Victor Hugo. Discuss.
- 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"
The Jury will focus on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.
Submitting your article
Next, complete the submission form. Send your article and form to our Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight PST on Saturday 13 October 2018 latest!
The Editorial team will read every article they receive, which may then be published on the NUHA blog until Saturday 3 November. Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries.
What happens next?
Tell your family and friends to vote for your article by liking it on Facebook directly from the NUHA website and commenting on it. The voting closes at midnight PST on Saturday 17 November.
On 22 November, the Editor will announce the articles that have been shortlisted: these will be the articles that received the most votes, the articles that were most debated and the articles that may not have got much public attention but that deserve to be shortlisted for their intrinsic quality.
The Editor will also introduce the Jury for this year's writing competition. The Jury will focus on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.
On 10 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. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).