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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, 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.

Submitting your article

Next, complete the submission form. Are you ready to send everything in? Here's a quick checklist:

  • Your article in a Word file preferably (or otherwise copied into your e-mail -- not a PDF)
  • Your completed submission form (and signed by one of your parents too if you are under 18)

Send your article and form to our Editors at by midnight PST on Saturday 12 October 2019 latest! We will acknowledge receipt rapidly. In case you don't hear from us, please wait one week before chasing us -- there are a lot of articles coming in, and we are all volunteers.

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).