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World Bank And Financial Times Blog Writing Contest 2021(Deadline: February 15th, 2021)

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Academic Competition

Blog writing competition is here once more, sponsored by World bank and Financial Times.

The Covid-19 brought lots of setbacks in 2020 and one of these setbacks is educational/learning setback, many governmental and private organizations have tried to bridge this gap that came with Covid-19 especially in underdeveloped and developing countries.

If you are between the ages of 16 – 19 years, this competition is reserved for you by the World Bank and Financial Times. As the global community works on identifying solutions, they want to hear from those most affected – young people. They want to hear from you! Tell them what you think by joining this blog competition.

You can do so by telling them:

How has your learning experience been affected by COVID-19? What would you tell educators and policy makers to do differently? What would make an impact on your learning experience?

They are looking for your most inventive ideas, high quality writing, and solutions to improve education outcomes beyond the pandemic.

Be innovative, be persuasive – and be bold!

  • Entries should be the work of the submitter and cannot be collaborative or written by a proxy.
  • Participants must be enrolled in high school or a version of secondary education and should be between the ages of 16-19 years.
  • Entries are only to be submitted in English.
Winning prizes
  • The winning entry will be published in the Financial Times (at its sole discretion) and the World Bank Group blog. Based on restrictions during the pandemic the World Bank Group will also find additional, virtual ways to honor the winner in April 2021.
Submission should include:
  • A strong blog or essay, that is no longer than 500 words.
  • Your name, age, school, email, and country you live in.
  • Photos, videos, visualizations that help support your story, are optional. 


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