Enter Now for the ‘Why Youth?’ Blogging Competition

Deadline: March 30, 2013

Are you 18 to 30 years old? A passionate blogger with a keen interest in “Development Through Empowerment”? Can you help spark meaningful online conversation? If yes, then grab the exciting opportunity to be the official Social Media Correspondent for Asian Youth Forum and for the Civil Society Program.

About Why Youth?

The Why Youth? 2013 Blogging Competition (Why Youth) is an online challenge that gathers the voices of young people on the different issues of development. The competition harnesses a platform comfortable and convenient for the youth to not only share their unique stories but to also create a community that inspires and empowers each other to contribute to social progress.

Why Youth seeks to find a blogger who will be the social media correspondent and will give live social media updates on the upcoming Asia’s Young Partners Forum (AYPF) holding from April 30 to May 1, 2013 and the Civil Society Program at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank on May 2 to May 5, 2013 in New Delhi, India.


The grand prize winner and four finalists will be awarded an awesome trip to New Delhi, India for the Asia Youth Forum and the Civil Society Program at the ADB annual meeting.

How to join the contest:

  • Write a compelling blog post on the importance of the youth in driving development. The entry must be refreshing, inspiring, and reflective of your unique views on the topic.
  • Follow @ADBandNGOs and @Plan_India on Twitter.
  • Tweet @ADBandNGOs and @Plan_India the link to your blog entry. Use the hashtag #whyyouth
  • Fill up the registration form and send to [email protected]

Rush your entries no later than 30 March 2013 (23:59hrs +8 GMT)


*Transportation, accommodations, and conference fees will be awarded to the winner. Finalists will be provided with accommodations and conference fees.

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