Welcome to the 2018 Blogging Prizes/Writing Competition! 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.