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.


The Jury

Let us present the prominent jury members

Susan Clark,
Managing Director,
Continental Europe Middle East Africa and Global,
The Economist Group

Kate Cooke,
Marketing Director,
The Economist Group

Marina Haydn,
Circulation Director,
Continental Europe,
The Economist

Ron Diorio,
Product and Community Development,

John Peet,
Europe Editor,
The Economist

How to compete

Rules & screening process

By participating in the competition, you will have to approve both Student Competition’s terms and conditions and the specific competition terms and conditions. Here are some of the main matters

In addition to these, please consider the following regulations that occur for the competition Your take