Credible Economist Writing Competition
In 2022, NSW WEN is hosting its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series. Selected articles will be published as part of the series.
Prizes will be awarded to articles that best fit the evaluation criteria listed below:
Additionally, complimentary membership to WEN for the next year will be awarded for the top 3 prize winners and 3 honourable mentions.
Participants should submit an article of no longer than 800 words on an economics topic of their choosing. All WEN member and students are able to enter, however, articles should promote female voices in economics – either the voice of the author, or by drawing on public contributions made by female economists. Participants are encouraged to read previous articles in the Credible Economist series to guide their writing, and other economic articles for inspiration such as at VOX.eu or The Conversation.
Articles will be judged by Leonora Risse, Chair of National WEN, Catherine Fox, Walkley Award winning journalist and author, and Rhiannon Yetsenga, Committee Member for NSW WEN.
The due date has been extended from Friday 1st April 2022 to Sunday 3rd April 2022.
A webinar for the competition was held on 23 February. WEN NSW Committee Members Evie Fox Koob and Rhiannon Yetsenga were joined by award-winning journalist and author Catherine Fox to share practical tips on how engage audiences with impact, clarity and conviction. The presentation slides from the competition can be found here and the recording of the webinar is here.