CIPE Blog Competition for Bloggers Worldwide: $250, $100 & $75 Cash Prizes

Deadline: December 2, 2013

The Center for International Private Enterprise invites you to submit your best blog post about democracy and economic reform. This year CIPE’s competition is reaching out to the growing global ranks of bloggers. All submissions should therefore be written as a blog entry. Submissions will be accepted both from seasoned bloggers and aspiring ones. You do not need to have an existing blog to apply, but if you are interested in blogging CIPE encourages you to set one up for free using a service such as WordPress, Blogger, or Tumblr.


Your blog post should address one of the following three topics as related to developing countries (e.g., non-OECD countries):

  • How can social media empower citizens to participate in a democratic dialogue on constructive reforms?
  • What experiences from other countries can guide the role of youth in your country’s democratic and economic development?
  • What story or personal experience can you share to illustrate the need and possible solutions for democratic and economic reforms in your country?


  • Writers from around the world interested in democratic and economic reforms and their role in development.
  • Past CIPE Essay Competition Winners are not eligible to participate.


Authors of the three best blog posts will each receive a $250 honorarium, three runners-up will each receive a $100 honorarium, and three third place winners will each receive $75 honorarium. CIPE will publish all nine winning entries on its blog, which reaches 15,000 readers around the world each month, and also publish them as a part of its Economic Reform Feature Service article series reaching CIPE’s network of over 20,000 contacts worldwide.

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