Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Another World is Possible Essay Competition

I'm sure lots of readers (and my fellow-bloggers) could contribute something really awesome to this competition.


For the second time, the Labour History Project is running an essay competition to inspire debate on alternative futures.

In December 2014, an OECD report ranked New Zealand as the most deeply affected by growing income inequality out of all developed countries. It makes the case that we are all affected by growing income inequality, not just those in the lowest tenth of households in New Zealand. In this context, the Labour History Project invites progressive New Zealanders of all ages to offer visions and strategies that would enable a future world where inequality is eradicated.

How to enter

Entries can be in English or in te reo Maori. They should be around 1250 to 1500 words in length. Entries should be typed double-spaced on A4 paper, single-sided, on numbered pages. Please do not include photos, drawings or other graphic information. Each entry must be the writer’s original work, complete in itself (ie. not part of a larger work) and not previously published. Only one essay from each entrant will be considered.


The overall winner, runner-up and junior (under 19) winner will be announced in early July 2015.

Winning essay will receive $350
Runner-up will receive $300
Junior winner will receive $350

For more information go to the LHP website.


cjmax02 said...

Also on the topic of essay writing, this was shared with me today.

The Women's Studies Journal and Women's Studies Association Graduate Prize for a Feminist Essay in 2015 - submissions are wanted for the topic of "gender-based violence in contemporary Aotearoa/New Zealand"

Their submission page is here: http://www.wsanz.org.nz/journal/submissions.htm

Conditions seem simple: To be eligible to enter, you must be enrolled in a graduate degree at a
tertiary institution in Aotearoa/New Zealand at the time of writing the
essay. All suitable entries will be considered, irrespective of gender identity.

Maybe some other readers of the blog will be keen?

LudditeJourno said...

That's awesome cjmax, thanks for sharing :-)