Thursday 29 May 2014
NUHA foundation- Adult Blogging Prize - Deadline 12 October 2014
Welcome to the Blogging Prizes! 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 £150 (about $250) and the runner-up gets £90 (about $150).
To participate, write an article of 600 to 1,500 words on one of the topics below:
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." - Nelson Mandela. Discuss with reference to the role of education.
Are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) the future of higher education?
"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning." - Maya Angelou. Discuss.
The Jury will focus on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas. Attention to spelling, grammar, vocabulary and punctuation is also important. If you would like more guidance about what would make a good article, take a look here.
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, 2 or 3).
Next, complete the submission form and send both the article and the form to our Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight PST on Sunday 12 October 2014 latest!
The Editorial team will read every essay they receive, which may then be published on the NUHA blog until 3 November.
What happens next?
Tell your family and friends to vote for your article by liking it on Facebook and commenting on it. The voting closes at midnight PST on 23 November.
On 27 November, the Editor will announce the 6 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 15 December, the Editor will announce the winner! If more than 40 articles are published, the Jury will also select a runner-up.
Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries.
See also the blogging entries for: 2011 | 2012 | 2013. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
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