Offer: YOUTH WRITING COMPETITION: Corruption ruins people’s livelihoods – and even kills (Deadline: July 1st, 2013)
In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International.
Twenty years later – we are continuing the global fight against corruption. Among the activities to ring in Transparency International’s 20th anniversary are a
- youth writing competition,
- youth photo competition and live events around the world – all to raise awareness about the corrosive problem of corruption and how it can be tackled.
YOUTH WRITING COMPETITION
Corruption ruins people’s livelihoods – and even kills.
However, this problem can be stopped. So we want to hear how you think corruption can be tackled with the following theme: What can young people do to stop corruption?
Whether you’re a student who loves to write or a paid contributor– we encourage everyone* to apply. In order to be an eligible participant of the 2013 youth writing competition, applicants MUST:
> Be between 18 and 30 years of age on 1 September, 2013
> Submit a written document in PDF or Word format. No hard copy submissions will be accepted.
> Be sure that your work is unpublished and free from plagiarism.
(*Transparency International, its chapter affiliates, and Water Integrity Network staff are ineligible for competition.)
What can you win?
Three prizes are up for grabs.
The jury will select three winners and award each one of the following:
First - A paid trip to Berlin to participate in a Transparency International event in November; work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation; a tablet computer
Second - Work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation; a tablet computer
Third - Work published on Thomson Reuters Foundation; up to €250 worth of books
The winners will be announced on International Youth Day, 12 August 2013 and will receive a certificate.
The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2013.
No fees are required.
Each entrant may submit a only one submission.
All entrees must be sent electronically.
Maximum 600 words in English only.
By submitting an entry, the contestant confirms that he/she owns the right to all his/her written submissions and that the rights of persons included in his/her written submissions have not been violated.
The essays will be judged using the following criteria:
How inspirational it is
Clarity of concept
Language and style
Here are a few tips to help you toward a successful submission:
Avoid academic language and jargon!
Be clear and concise
Keep it personal and interesting. (Think: will the general public find this interesting?)
Please note that only winning nominations will be contacted.