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#2030: A Writing Competition

What is your vision for the year 2030? Global English Editing, in association with The Expert Editor, is offering $1000 in prize money to the best “idea” created on Ideapod related to the year 2030. You must outline your vision for the world in the year 2030, in 200 words or less. We have a world renowned team of judges who will evaluate the ideas.

Global English Editing loves great writing and spirited debate. We are passionate about the future and hope this competition generates some fantastic entries and stimulating discussion.

The topic

You must explain your vision for the world in the year 2030. You can explore a range of topics, including technological and scientific developments, the state of humanity, the environment, politics and many more. You’re only limited by your imagination and ability to creatively peer into the future.

Who is eligible to participate?

We encourage people from all over the globe to enter the competition.

The judging criteria

Our judges will look kindly on thought provoking ideas that are well written and stimulate debate.

About Ideapod

Ideapod is a new social media platform based on ideas. It recently launched in beta version and is generating a lot of buzz around the world. Users create and share ideas of 1000 characters or less; so it’s a bit like Facebook but with more substance. We think Ideapod is the perfect place to hold a writing competition as it’s a dynamic platform that encourages interaction.

The Judges

Gerd Leonhard

GerdGerd is a Futurist, Author of 5 books, a highly influential Keynote Speaker and Think-Tank Leader & Advisor. He is well-known as the co-author of the influential book ‘The Future of Music’ (Berklee Press, 2005). Gerd is also a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (London), a member of the World Future Society, and a visiting professor at the Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil. A native German, he now resides in Basel, Switzerland.

Katherine Keating

Katherine KeatingKatherine is a Contributing Editor to The World Post, a joint venture between The Huffington Post and the Berggruen Institute on Governance. She is the host and executive producer of ONE ON ONE, an online interview series that fuses politics with pop culture. In 2006, she founded Keating Consulting and for the past seven years has advised international corporations, governments, think tanks and not-for-profit organizations on projects of state significance.

Amir Dossal

Amir DossalAmir is the founder and chairman of the Global Partnerships Forum (GPF), an international platform to address economic and social challenges through innovative partnerships. He is also co-initiator of the Pearl Initiative, which promotes transparency in the Gulf Region, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union for Global Partnerships. In 2010 he received the Humanitarian Award of the United Nations Association of New York for his efforts to end poverty and world hunger.

Glen Hiemstra

Glen-Head-Shot-Turned-crop-300x275Glen is the founder and owner of An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades and has served as a technical advisor for futuristic television programs.  He is often cited in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, US News & World Report, The Futurist, USA Today, Business Week, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times.

Interaction is everything in this competition

On Ideapod we’ll be able to view each entry as it’s posted, comment on them and establish a conversation based around the ideas. Even if you don’t want to enter the competition, join Ideapod anyway and make your voice heard by commenting on the issues. This is not only a writing competition, but the chance to create a community based on each person’s vision for the future.

Step by step guide to the competition

  1. Sign up to Ideapod and create a profile here:
  2. Create your idea with the hashtag #2030competition included in your text, not the heading (this hashtag is important as it will group all entries together on the platform).
  3. Please include an image or a video to accompany your entry.
  4. You’ve officially entered the competition and are in the running to win $1000.
  5. Deadline for submission is Friday 16 May 2014.