David Carr Prize for Student Writers
UPDATE: Deadline extended to 11:59 pm Pacific Time on Fri, Feb 15.
If you are a student writer (or an aspiring student writer), then be sure to enter the David Carr Prize for SXSW 2019.
This competition honors the longtime New York Times journalist who lent his passion, creativity and innovative thinking to numerous SXSW panels.
For this year, the prompt question for this writing competition is as follows: “In 2050, warmer global temperatures will lead to…”
Either finish the sentence above as a basis for your essay. Or approach this prompt question in a unique way (by outlining currently unanticipated consequences of climate change) .
Maximum essay length is 1500 words — economy of words is always a good thing!
The five finalists for the competition each receive a Platinum badge for SXSW 2019. One grand prize winner (from amongst these five finalists) will be announced as part of the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 11.
The entry / application deadline for the David Carr Prize at SXSW 2019 is the end of the day on Sunday, February 10.
Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.