Global monthly essay competitions with cash prizes

Participate in written essay competitions. Each month we launch a new competition on a topic that covers important global issues.

New essay topics every month

$300+ cash prize pool for winners

Open to anyone anywhere


New essays every month

We launch a new essay competition on an entirely new topic every month. Topics are focused on most important global issues and can cover both social and natural sciences

Cash prizes

Every month, we reward best essays with monetary prizes:

  • 1st place: $100+
  • 2nd place: $50+
  • 3rd – 10th places: $25

Open to anyone anywhere

Anyone can submit their essay and win prizes. Your background is not important – you can be a student or a professional, have liberal or conservative views, be old or young.

How can I participate?

1. See the current essay topic below

2. Write an essay with your take on the topic (limit: 1000 words)

3. Submit your essay and win prizes



January 2020 competition details can be found here (74 submissions in total).
February 2020 competition details can be founs here (62 submitions in total)

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the winners of the competition decided?
We judge essays on content and organization. The winning essays should demonstrate a clear understanding and complete analysis of the topic, as well as originality of ideas.

When are the winners announced?
The winners are announced within 21 days after the competition’s end.

How are the prizes paid out?
We distribute prizes via PayPal or Bitcoin according to your preferences.

What language should the essays be in?
All essay submissions should be in English.

How is the prize pool funded?
We self-fund the prize pool and use donations.

Should my essay include references
No, but if you are referencing data or research, your essay will be ranked higher if you include references.

What citation style should I use?
Any, the one that is more convenient for you.

Do citations count towards the 1000 word limit?

Will you publish my essay?
We reserve the right to share your essay to our subscribers and publish it on

Who are you and why are you doing this?
We are a group of enthusiasts who would like to stimulate intellectual discussion and gather opinions from around the world on important topics.

How do you select the topics for the essay?

We receive topic submissions from users via e-mail and then select a topic from them.

Can I suggest a question for next competition?
Yes, please e-mail your suggestions to

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