If you were born in 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002, 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 up to $1000, with a 2nd Prize of up to $400 and a 3rd Prize of up to $150. 

To participate, write an article of 500 to 1200 words on one of the topics below: 

  1. "Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." - Steve Jobs. Discuss.
  2. "In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra." - Fran Lebowitz. Discuss.
  3. Discuss the photo: 


      4. Discuss the photo: 

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

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 (1-4).

Next, complete the submission form and send both the article and the form to our Editor at by midnight PST latest on Sunday 15 October 2017 latest!

Our editorial team of volunteers will read every article they receive, which may then be published on the NUHA blog until Sunday 5 November. Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entries.

What happens next?

Tell your family and friends to vote for your article by liking it on Facebook directly from the NUHA website and by commenting on it. The voting closes at midnight PST on Saturday 18 November.

On 23 November, the Editors will announce the 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 Editors 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 11 December, the Editors will announce the Winner, Runner-Up Prizes and Matched Prizes!


Enjoy exploring this year's blogging entriesSee also the blogging entries for: 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016. If you have any questions that are not answered above, take a look at our section on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).



 Click here if you would like to download this poster. 


The second photo is by Alex Dalessio.