Young Writers

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Welcome to the Blogging Prizes! It doesn’t matter if English is not your first language: we look at your ideas. The winner will get up to $250. There's a 2nd Prize of up to $100 and a 3rd Prize of up to $50.

To participate, write an essay or a short story of 300 to 800 words on one of these photos:

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

Submitting your article

Next, complete the submission form. Send your article and form to our Editors at by midnight PST on Saturday 12 October 2019 latest!

The Editorial team will read every article they receive, which may then be published on the NUHA blog until Saturday 9 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 23 November.

On 28 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 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: 20112012201320142015201620172018. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).