Would you like to help me win a $100,000 prize in an essay competition?
From time to time, I buy a copy of the excellent Times Literary Supplement (TLS), a British monthly, large format publication, with numerous in-depth book reviews and advertisements for new books etc.
In the current (November,2016) issue, the Nine Dots Prize offers $100,000 and a book deal with Cambridge University Press for the winning submission for a 3000-word essay on the question: “Are Digital Technologies making Politics Impossible?”
A 12-strong board of internationally recognised academics, authors and journalists will judge the submissions.
I have an interest in the theme of digital technologies/data storage/social media/politics and am currently sketching out ideas.
I would love to hear your brief responses to the question, perhaps through two or three bullet points.
Your response will help me write the essay. If, Inshallah, I win the prize then I have a very good use for a significant sum of the money. I wish to give some extra support to our school in Bodh Gaya at this time. see http://www.meditationinindia.org. see bodh gaya school link on home page.
Funded by a British Charity, the Nine Dots Prize encourages innovative thinking to address problems facing the modern world.
Deadline for the essay is Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Please feel free to make a few points on my blog, an email, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc.
I look forward to reading any responses. Pass the word on.
Or submit an essay yourself if you wish to develop the issue.