Deadline: December 2nd 2013
The Center for International Private Entreprise invites bloggers from around the world to submit their best posts on democracy and economic reform.
Who can participate:
Writers from around the world interested in democratic and economic reforms and their role in development. Past CIPE Essay Competition Winners are not eligible to participate.
Length and language
Up to 750 words. All blog posts must be in English.
The blog post you submit, where applicable, should include examples from your personal experience relating to the topic. Submissions that only talk about challenges to the issues in general terms, or limit proposed solutions only to what governments should do, will not be successful.
You are encouraged to submit blog posts that contain a photo or a video to illustrate your message. Photos or videos should be original or, if someone else is the author, properly cited under fair use standards with a link to the source.
Authors of the three best blog posts will each receive a $250 honorarium, three runners-up will each receive a $100 honorarium, and three third place winners will each receive $75 honorarium. CIPE will publish all nine winning entries on its blog, which reaches 15,000 readers around the world each month, and also publish them as a part of its Economic Reform Feature Service article series reaching CIPE’s network of over 20,000 contacts worldwide.
Your blog post should address one of the following three topics as related to developing countries (e.g., non-OECD countries):
- How can social media empower citizens to participate in a democratic dialogue on constructive reforms?
- What experiences from other countries can guide the role of youth in your country’s democratic and economic development?
- What story or personal experience can you share to illustrate the need and possible solutions for democratic and economic reforms in your country?
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