Wheelock’s Office of Government & External Relations and Strategic Partnerships is excited to hold the 2nd Annual Student Policy Connection Blog Contest!
Click here for more information: Blog Contest Flyer
2013 winners were awarded with a feature on Wheelock’s Policy Connection Blog site, and these great prizes: 1st place – Kindle fire, 2nd place – $50 Apple Gift Card and 3rd Place: $25 Apple gift card. This year’s top three blog pieces will be awarded with the same prizes.
All students are welcome to submit a blog post between 500 – 800 words that addresses these questions: What policies enforce the status quo? What policies could address this problem?
Students are welcome to blog about any topic. Last year’s winners blogged about unaccompanied homelessness youth, feminism and childhood depression. Check out last year’s winning blog pieces by clicking here.
The message of your piece is entirely up to you. Just remember your audience – Wheelock students, faculty and staff, alumni, policy leaders and Wheelock’s many partners in schools, human service agencies, advocacy groups and many more.
A committee will judge submissions based on the following criteria:
• Understanding of the problem and topic
• Explanation of solution
• Relevant explanation and support for opinions
• Effectiveness is communicating opinion and message
• Writing style and organization
The deadline for submission is March 24, 2014 by 5 p.m. All entries should be sent to Julie Bolduc at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the bottom of your piece, please include your name, year of graduation, major and no more than three sentences highlighting your academic/professional interests. Please also include a headshot that can be posted alongside your blog if it is chosen for publication.
UPDATE 3/24/14 3PM: Due to requests by students and faculty, the Office of Government & External Affairs and Strategic Partnerships has extended the Student Policy Blog Contest submission deadline until Monday, March 31st at 5 p.m. We understand that this is a busy time of year and want all students to be able to participate.
Contact Julie Bolduc with any questions.