2016 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People

2016 International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People

Young people and children under 15 make up a quarter of the world’s population, yet their voices are seldom heard. Perhaps this is because the 45-year-olds do not realise what important things they themselves once understood and how much of value young people have to say. In this year’s competition, young writers are given the opportunity to reach across their own generation divide into the...

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General Tips For Writing Effective Abstracts

General Tips For Writing Effective Abstracts

An Abstract is a brief summary of a research project or scientific article, often found on the first page of the aforementioned article. It serves to provide the reader with a gist of the highlights of the work and often helps the reader decide if the following article is of interest/relevance to them before reading the article in full. The ability to write good abstracts...

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2015 Careif Mental Health Essay Prize Competition

2015 Careif Mental Health Essay Prize Competition

Careif is an international mental health charity with a special focus on protecting and promoting the health and well-being of young people living in culturally diverse societies around the world. Each year, we have held a highly successful essay prize competition to encourage ‘state of the art’ essays on key mental health themes. These are published on our website and in the lay and academic...

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2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest

2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest

The Nigeria Energy Forum is delighted to invite young professionals to make submissions for the 2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest. The essay contest will take the form of a letter written to the UN Secretary General, highlighting the challenges and opportunities for sustainable energy development in Africa. The contest follows the UN’s declaration of the decade 2014-2024 as the ‘Decade of Sustainable Energy for All’....

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The 2016 ISRF Social Media Essay Competition

The 2016 ISRF Social Media Essay Competition

The Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and Big Data & Society (BD&S) intend to award a prize of CHF 1,000 for the best essay on the topic ‘Influence and Power’. The ISRF and BD&S invite submissions from scholars across the social science disciplines, philosophy, and the humanities, whose work have implications for the competition’s theme and falls within the remit of BD&S’s goals. The full...

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St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition 2016

St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Essay Competition 2016

Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium. Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers, share your thoughts, ideas and visions with the global elite, and meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds Topic What are alternatives to economic growth?...

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2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest

2016 EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Engineers often make challenging decisions that can sometimes affect thousands of people. To help them to make good decisions, many engineering organizations have created guidelines for professional behavior or “codes of ethics”. Most engineering codes of ethics state that engineers must consider the safety, health, and general well-being of the people that are or may be affected by their work. Many of these codes also...

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2016 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest

2016 Eisaku Sato Essay Contest

Submissions are now being accepted for the 32nd Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. This international contest is open to anyone who has an interest in both the United Nations University and the designated contest topic. The Eisaku Sato Essay Contest was inaugurated in 1980, and has been held annually since 1990. It is organized by the Eisaku Sato Memorial Foundation for Cooperation with the United Nations...

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Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well

Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing Well

Who better? Many business people faced with the task of writing for marketing purposes are quick to say: Hey, I’m no Hemingway! But really, who better than Hemingway to emulate? Rather than embracing the flowery prose of the literati at every turn and write simply and clearly. So let’s see what Ernest can teach us about effective writing. 1. Use short sentences. Hemingway was famous...

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The Queen’s Common Wealth Essay Competition 2016

The Queen’s Common Wealth Essay Competition 2016

‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016 is now open for entries;Submissions can be made untill 1st May 2016 The overarching theme for 2016 is ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’, which is also the 2016 Commonwealth Year theme, and a topical theme for today’s youth. Both Senior and Junior topics give young people the opportunity to think about aspects of the theme such as: the significance of community;...

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3 Simplest Ways To Make Readers Fall In Love With You.

3 Simplest Ways To Make Readers Fall In Love With You.

It’s not a secret that when you focus intensely on the needs of your audience, they will become your committed, lifelong friends and fiercely loyal advocates for you. It’s a core underpinning the success of most of the best selling authors on earth — if you earn loyalty, you’ll receive loyalty. Here are three simple ways to make your readers fall in love madly with...

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How Fear of Writing Paralyses One:A Way To Keep Up

How Fear of Writing Paralyses One:A Way To Keep Up

Even the psychology experts have recognized and concluded that “fear “paralyses one. It makes you feel overwhelmingly powerless or clueless to move in any direction. This paralysis of course cannot make you achieve what you wish to, so you begin to circle round the objective thinking every alley is hopeless and exhausting. Then you begin to think about throwing your hands up in the air...

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How To Conquer Writer’s Dream:Plus My Awesome ebook

How To Conquer Writer’s Dream:Plus My Awesome ebook

Centuries ago, if someone predicts that one day man would fly like a bird, do you think people would believe him, or reason along with him. But today man not only flies like a bird but lands on the moon. That’s power of dream and vision, coupled with determination, persistence, patience, perseverance. No matter how big your dream is, it can be achieved so long...

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12 Writing Fears That Pull You Back And One Way To Overcome Them

12 Writing Fears That Pull You Back And One Way To Overcome Them

First, recognize that you are not the only one who fears writing. When your heart grip for fear of writing, try to talk with experienced writers, you will discover that: they all feared writing in some manner. When you recognize this truth, it will comfort you and also boost your confidence in writing. You can also ask other learners about their writing, they would likely...

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7 Tips How To Write An Article In 20 Minutes.

7 Tips How To Write An Article In 20 Minutes.

1. Create an idea bank When a motivation for an article strikes, scribble it down in a notebook or a word file. For many writers finding the topic to write about takes up half the time. Keeping an idea list help you splint in to a new article quickly when you’re ready to write. 2. Before you start make sure you edit You’ve probably got...

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The 5 Practical Thoughts Your Mentor Won’t Tell You About Writing

The 5 Practical Thoughts Your Mentor Won’t Tell You About Writing

You don’t have to be writing to be a writer. If you don’t write for a day, you’re still a writer, obviously enough. And if you don’t write for a month or a year, you’re still a writer. Sometimes, life really is madly busy. Sometimes, a rest period might be just what your article/essay or blog  needs in order to flourish. If you can’t write...

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A Writing Tool You Must Possess In 2016

A Writing Tool You Must Possess In 2016

Would you like it if I become your personal editor, read everything you write, edit it and give you practical recommendations for improvement? And truly, I like to help my readers when I can afford the time. But i’m just a single person and have only 24 hours in a day. In order to honour my existing commitments, I have good news. Rather than have...

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New Asian Wring Short Story Competition 2015

New Asian Wring Short Story Competition 2015

NAW will accept all stories that are set in an Asian context or have an Asian theme. The nationality of the author does not matter (we’ll consider your work even if you are from Mars). Either the stories should be set in an Asian country, should have at least one Asian citizen or some amount of Asian element. We have left the question as to...

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How To Take Charge of Your Writing

How To Take Charge of Your Writing

Never write to get accolade, if you write because of this, you are most likely to kill your productivity and zeal to write if people didn’t notice or recognize you. Write because you love to and you will be fulfilled. All you need to do is always make sure your piece is resourceful and informative to your target audience. “Pursue excellence and success will chase...

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Writers Alert: A Self Within You To Avoid

Writers Alert: A Self Within You To Avoid

There are two different types of YOU, one is the real you, the other is the fake you. The fake you will always stands against your destiny. Whenever you want to embark on something great, it will come up and say, “Oh! This is not possible you cannot achieve this”. The real you will tell you, “yes you can”, it is your destiny, go for...

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What Would A Serious Writer Do

What Would A Serious Writer Do

There is no dream that’s too big to achieve, when you are determined you’ll surely achieve your set goals. Keep pursuing it till you overcome all hurdles and achieve success. Keep yourself on the track by continuous effort on your dream, sacrifice your time and be rest assured that success is certain. Never let down your guard, that’s the only way you can make it...

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Hidden Truth Why You Should Write

Hidden Truth Why You Should Write

You are really wallowing in your fear, whenever you avoid your writing. You could decide under the umbrella of “no time, too busy “or “no money to even publish now “,but you are really allowing the fear of not knowing whether you are good enough to overwhelm you, you are scared that no one will appreciate it, much more like it. Whatever you cannot start,...

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Do You Make These 4 Mistakes When You Write?

Do You Make These 4 Mistakes When You Write?

1. Loose Vs. Lose This one drives a lot of people crazy, including me. In fact, it’s so prevalent among writers that I once feared I was missing something, and somehow “loose” was a proper substitute for “lose” in some other English-speaking countries. Here’s a hint: it’s not. If your pants are too loose, you might lose your pants. 2. Me, Myself, and I One...

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Get Rid of Your Writing Fears Once and for All

Get Rid of Your Writing Fears Once and for All

Though it might be difficult or even be a painful experience for you, but you have to explore the source of your writing fear. Don’t stop writing because of your early writing experience. Perhaps, accuracy is the basis of your fear about writing. Using several hours in order to write a perfect piece will only clog your creativity and flow of thought. But when you...

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