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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 $600 and a 3rd Prize of up to $400.

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

    1. “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”- Albert Einstein. Discuss.
    2. "The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people." - Jon Ronson
    3. "Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve." – Roger Lewin
    4. Discuss the photo.

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.

What happens next?

We have now received all of the articles that were submitted by the deadline, and are in the process of reviewing them. Given the very large number, it may take us a bit of time to get back to each author. The editorial team members are all volunteers, so please be patient. We will consider every article for publication by Saturday 9 November.

Once your article has been published, tell your family and friends to vote for it by liking it on Facebook directly from the NUHA website and commenting on it. The voting closes at midnight PST on Saturday 23 November (i.e. Sunday 24 November 8am GMT). You can explore here this year's blogging entries.

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).