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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 $900. There's a 2nd Prize of up to $400 and a 3rd Prize of up to $150.

To participate, write an essay of 500 to 1200 words on one of these topics:

    1. Is education a right or a privilege?
    2. "While technology is important, it's what we do with it that truly matters." - Muhammad Yunus. Discuss.
    3. "If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company." - Jean-Paul Sartre. Discuss.
    4. Discuss the photo.

The Jury will look at the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.

Submitting your article

Once your article is ready, type it up and indicate the number of words. Then state your name, the title of your article and the topic number (1-4).

Next, complete the submission form. Send your article and form to our Editors at 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).