$5,850 International Writing Contest

The Nuha Foundation is currently hosting an international essay competition for 3 age groups: adults, young writers, and youth.

The prizes offered include a grand prize for each category, as well as runners’ up prizes.

Writers from anywhere in the world are welcome to enter.

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 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:

  1. “I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.” – Michel Foucault. Discuss.
  2. “La haine attire la haine.” (Hate attracts hate.) – From La Haine, dir. Mathieu Kassovitz. Discuss.
  3. “If there’s no conflict, there are no stories worth telling – or reading.” – Veronica Roth. Do you agree?
  4. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford. Discuss.

The Jury will focus on the quality of your arguments and the originality of your ideas.

Each age category has a different set of topics to choose from.

The grand prize for the adult category is $2,400; youth $900, and young writers $250.

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The total prize money offered is $5,850, plus additional prizes available to schools that participate in the program.

The entries may be posted on the contest website; some entries are already available, and can be viewed now.

To learn more, visit the contest website here.

To enter the contest, visit the page specifically for your relevant age group. There is a form to download; and an email address where you can submit your work.


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