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The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2019

The New York Times Asia-Pacific Writing Competition 2019

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Applications are now open for the ones who are interested in writing. The New York Times invites students across the Asia-Pacific region to participate in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Writing Competition. Further, The New York Times has a long history of working with schools and education providers through our education program, which helps students and faculty engage with news and current affairs in the classroom through NYTimes.com. Moreover,  In 2009,  and around the world.  Likewise, A key component of the competition is encouraging students to read The New York Times and draw from other resources to better understand an issue, with all participants receiving a free four-week digital subscription to NYTimes.com.


Category Winners

  • Entries published in The New York Times
  • Also, International Edition
  • US$50 gift voucher
  • Along with, Winner’s trophy


  • US$25 gift voucher
  • Also, a runner-up trophy


Students must be in a secondary school or undergraduate program in the Asia Pacific.

  • Interested participants must send an email to the given email below on or before September 30, 2019, with their last name, first name, school name, country, and category to register their interest.
  • Further, upon successful registration, all participants will receive a complimentary four-week digital subscription to The New York Times.
  • Additionally, Individual submissions are only valid.
  • Entries must be an original piece of writing, submitted as a Microsoft Word file attachment (PDFs will not be accepted).
  • Also, the length should be: 500 words (+/- 5%) excluding title and reference list, if applicable.

Judging Criteria

  • Submissions will be by The New York Times in two categories:
    1) Secondary category*
    2) Tertiary category
  • One winner and one runner-up will be from each category.
  • Similarly, participants must demonstrate competence in the use of English as a written language, including grammar, spelling, and also, punctuation, alongside originality and flair.
  • Entries will be on the basis of:
  1. Content (65%)
  2. Main idea(s)/creativity (25%)
  3. Supporting ideas (25%)
  4. Overall argument (15%)
  5. Form (35%)
  6. Also, Grammar/structure (20%)
  7. Writing technique (15%)


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline30 September,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerThe New York Times
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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