Blogging Prizes - English

Welcome to the 2017 edition of NUHA's annual writing competition! 

Whether you are from Kiribati or Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan or Kuwait, we want to hear what YOU have to say about 'education'. The competition has been established as an international platform to debate issues of education and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their self-confidence.

Absolutely anyone can participate, and three prizes are on offer, together with Matched Prizes for teachers, schools and registered educational charities:

  • Young Writers Prize of up to US$ 250 for those born between 2003 and 2007
  • Youth Prize of up to US$ 1000 for those born between 1999 and 2002
  • Adult Prize of up to US$ 2500 for those born before 1999. 

It doesn't matter whether English is your first, second or even third language: articles will be judged first and foremost on the quality of argument and the originality of ideas. To participate, authors must respond to one of the set topics within the word-limit, by Sunday 15 October 2017 (midnight PST). 

To discover past editions of the Blogging Prizes, click on the corresponding year: English edition -- 201120122013201420152016; Spanish edition -- 20142015.

We look forward to reading you!  


This year's entries in alphabetical order

Young Writers Category (10–14)

Youth Category (15-18)  

Adult Category (19+)


Explore the blogging entries for: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014| 2015 | 2016. Trivia: our website was viewed close to 140,000 times in the last two years!