2018 Young Thought Leaders Writing Competition

Apolitical have launched the Young Thought Leaders Writing Competition for the second year running.

About Apolitical

Apolitical is where public servants in 140+ countries — including mayors, ministers and former heads of state — go to find the most innovative ideas in policy.  Members of Apolitical include former heads of state, mayors, and ministers and previous article contributors to the platform have included Steven Pinker, Thomas Prehn, and Sarah Degnan-Kambou.

Now, Apolitical has reached out to One Young World to offer Ambassadors a unique chance to publish on their platform.

Who can enter?

Public servants, policymakers, or people in academia or the third sector who work on policy or closely with government. You must be between 20-30 years old. In order to enter you must have been vetted with a profile on Apolitical (you can sign up as an Apolitical member here).

Why should I enter?

Prestige – have your profile and writing featured alongside the world’s top experts
Career progression – impress current – or future – managers with your sharp skills and insights
Publicity – put your research, projects or ideas in front of a highly influential global audience
Access to resources – unique opportunities for training, professional editing and networking
Community – the chance to join the first cohort of official “Apolitical young thought leaders”

What are the competition prizes?

  • Your article will be featured on Apolitical and promoted directly to influential readers in 150 countries, including mayors, ministers and former heads of state
  • You’ll receive an official winner certificate and LinkedIn endorsement for policy writing
  • You’ll become an “Apolitical young thought leader”, a founding member of an exclusive community with unique training and networking opportunities
  • You’ll be nominated for our upcoming list of 100 young government leaders under 30
  • You’ll be offered professional editing and advice on your writing
  • You’ll be added to our expert world map of government leaders and innovators

How do I enter?

To enter, you must register your interest by 1st October on the Apolitical website - follow the link below.

Apply now