Call for Entries: INYT 2016 Asia Pacific Writing Competition

The Department has received an invitation to its students to participate in the International New York Times (INYT)¬†Writing Competition. Winners of the competition will have the opportunity to be published in INYT’s Asia-Pacific Edition and be read by over 200,000 people.

This year’s topic is “Global Youth” and all entries will be judged by INYT’s awarding-winning newsroom. All participants will also get a certificate of participation. Details of the competition are below.

CATEGORY: University

SUBMISSION
–Original
–Individual, or maximum 3 teammates in a group (from the same school)

ARTICLE
–Use a wide range of vocabulary
–Structure should be fluent and consistent
–Should be creative and captivating
–Follow the layout and feel of a typical INYT article.

FORMAT
Font: Times New Roman, Size 10
Page size: A4
Margins: 1 inch on all sides
Columns: space between columns should be 0.5 inches
Length: 1 page only, single-spaced (approximately 900 words)
Document: submit your work as a WORD file, PDF files will not be accepted
File Name: Document should be saved in the following format Surname_First Name_INYT2016

PHOTOGRAPH
No more than 1 photo may be included in the same page. Due to space restrictions, photographs accompanying the winning article will not be published

JUDGING CRITERIAS
–Content (50%): Main ideas and supporting ideas
–Form (30%): Grammar, organization and craftsmanship
–Impression (20%): Prognosis and personal reaction

PRIZE (CHAMPION)
–Article will be published in the Asia Pacific edition of the INYT
–One-year subscription to the INYT Digital
–US$50 gift voucher per group
–INYT trophy

PRIZE (RUNNER-UP)
–Six-month subscription to the INYT
–US$25 gift voucher per group
–INYT trophy

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
29 July 2016, 00:00 HKT

SUBMISSION WEBSITE

https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/7GWRYR (must create a new account)

Full details, including a sample entry, are here: 2016 INYT Writing Competition.