Share your perspective on a thought-provoking topic, and you could win a trip to London to join in an editorial meeting of The Economist.
The Economist offers insight and analysis on a wide range of issues. That is why we’re inviting students like you to share your perspective on an issue that we have recently covered. You could explore a subject such as immigration, environmental sustainability, gay marriage, or another topic we have covered that is particularly important to you. Check out The Economist for recently covered topics!
To enter, create an image that expresses your view on the issue – it could be a photograph, a drawing or a cartoon. Through your entry, you should show how you visualize this topic in a marketing campaign of The Economist. Then write a question or a statement that gets to the heart of the issue.
The first and second prize-winning submissions will be featured as part of a student subscription campaign inserted into all subscriber copies of The Economist in Continental Europe.
First Prize: Join The Economist’s editorial team, including our editor John Micklethwait, for a full meeting at our headquarters in London, where you will receive your winner’s certificate. This is a unique opportunity to see how the decisions are taken for the week’s coverage of the issues of the world. Flight and overnight accommodation is included.*
Second Prize: Receive a free ticket to an Economist Conferences event of your choice in Continental Europe in 2012 (travel not included), and an annual digital subscription to The Economist.
Third Prize: Receive an annual digital subscription to The Economist and a winner’s certificate.
* Economy flights from continental Europe only. Flight and hotel booking to be managed by The Economist.
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How to compete
- Register with name and email address.
- Confirm your account by following the link in the confirmation email.
- Enter your submission. First, upload a photograph, drawing or cartoon that illustrates a hot topic from The Economist which you have produced. Remember to state the source of the photo. For images, JPG, PNG and GIF are accepted file types. Recommended proportion: 3x2 (width x hight) Minimum size: 900 width 600 hight. Second, write a thought provoking question or statement that gets to the heart of the issue. Describe your view on the topic in the open text field by using maximum 400 characters.
- Please check your entry before submitting. When you click submit, you cannot change the submission or upload a new submission.
- You are free to choose your image and your line. The jury will encourage originality so try to avoid duplicates.
- Share your submission with your friends to get them to vote for you! Just copy the link and use for e-mail, twitter and facebook.
Rules & screening process
- You must ensure that all photographs, text and other materials you submit for the competition were created by you. If you fail to comply, The Economist reserves the right to disqualify your entry as well as hold you responsible for any losses we may suffer.
- By uploading your submission, you give your consent to Student Competitions, and The Economist, to use the submission for any purpose.
- Entries not submitted in accordance with these terms and all other rules and directions, or entries that are incomplete or illegible (in our sole discretion) will not be eligible.
In addition to these, please consider the following regulations that occur for the competition Your take
- The competition is only open for students at European universities, outside the UK, during the period September 6 to November 1, 2011, 11 pm GMT.
- All finalists will be asked to provide university enrollment documents to prove that they are enrolled at a European university, outside the UK.
- The 10 submissions with most votes will get to the final. All finalists will be displayed on the competition site on November 2, 2011. The jury then decides the top 3 positions.
- Winners will be published on the competition site on November 15, 2011. All winners will be contacted by email after November 15, 2011.