Thursday 29 May 2014

NUHA Foundation Youth Blogging Prize

If you were born in 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999, this page is for you:

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 £100 (about US$ 170).

To participate, write an article of 500 to 1,200 words on one of the topics below:
"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle. Discuss.
In some schools, students listen to lectures at home and do homework in class. This is known as flipped schools or flipped classrooms. Would this work for you? Explain by using specific examples.
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo. 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 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, we will also award a runner-up prize of £60 (about US$ 100).
Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries.

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