opinion — Take a stand.
Mar 11 - Drafts due for expert review.
Mar 19 - Competition Deadline
April 23, 2019
How do you go about changing minds through writing? According to Enok Choe, winner of our Op-Ed Competition for The Danger of Ethnic Categorization at the U.S.-Mexico Border, the most essential step is curiosity sparked by empathy, followed by extensive research and fact checking. Our interview with Enok covers his thorough and thoughtful writing process and more, including the challenges of op-ed and his writing goals.
March 29, 2019
Op-ed writing gives us the chance to delve into an issue we’re passionate about and illuminate its importance for our readers. It’s a powerful genre—with new research revealing the op-ed really does change people’s minds. This month, we were honored to have writer, advocate and activist Dr. Anita Heiss as our guest judge. And today, after considering your compelling arguments, Dr. Heiss shares her picks for Best Entry, Runner Up and Best Peer Review! Read on for her commentary on these original works.
March 15, 2019
As writers, the op-ed provides the ideal platform to present something we’re passionate about and persuade others to see our point of view. But, with great power (of the pen, of course), comes great responsibility. When writing an op-ed, we must support our argument with research and facts to make a compelling case for our readers. Today, writer, activist and advocate–and this month’s guest judge–Dr. Anita Heiss joins us to share what she’s looking for in a strong Op-Ed Writing Competition entry. Read on for all of her invaluable advice.