The Economist’s Open Future Youth Essay Competition 2019 (The Economist’s Open Future events in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago)

Application Deadline: July 31st 2019

THE ECONOMIST’s Open Future initiative was begun last year to make the case for political, economic and social freedoms at a time when these values are under assault. We want this exploration of ideas to involve our critics as well as our supporters.

As part of the initiative we are holding an essay contest. It is open to people between 16 and 25 years old. Essays should be no longer than 1,000 words. The deadline for submissions is July 31st 2019.

The Competition
• There is one essay contest, associated with an Open Future theme (ie, the environment). The contest has a specific question and description to be answered. Details of the contest will be published by The Economist on the Open Future online hub.

• Essays should take a side, analyse the situation and build a case based on argument and facts. Elegant writing is important but the judges will make allowances for those for whom English is not their native language. The winner will be based on the subjective decision of the judging panel.

• There will be one winner.

• Entries should be no more than 1,000 words in length, and must be written in English.

• The winning entry will be published online by The Economist.

The Prizes
• The prize for the winner will be an invitation to one of The Economist’s Open Future events to be held on October 5th 2019 and at venues in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago. This will include an economy-class flight for the winner, if required to get to the relevant event, and hotel accommodation for at least two nights. The Economist will determine in its sole discretion which Open Future event location to award to the winner.

How to enter
• All entries must be received by 11:59 pm (UK) on July 31st 2019, the closing date of the Competition. Only entries that are duly received by us by the closing date will be eligible for the Competition. We cannot accept responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed or damaged and proof of sending an online entry is not proof that we received it.

• Entries must be submitted as plaintext in the body of an email addressed to [email protected], with the subject line: “Open Future essay competition”. Note: File attachments are not allowed and will not be opened.

• Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy.

• All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The Economist accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these terms and conditions and entrants agree to indemnify The Economist against any claim by any third party from any breach of these terms and conditions.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Economist’s Open Future Youth Essay Competition 2019



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