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Student Writing Competition: The Good Life in Asia's Digital 21st Century
The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, in collaboration with its Asian partners, including the UNU-CS and the C-Centre, as well as the Global Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC), is excited to invite you to submit reflection pieces in the form of short essays (1500-2000 words) for a collection entitled, “Digital Good Life in Asia’s 21st Century.” This collection will be published in November 2015 in the context of an international and interdisciplinary symposium on Digital Asia in Hong Kong. Papers submitted by students will be considered for an award offered for the best three papers.
Topics and Possible Perspectives
Specifically, we would like to invite you to submit original contributions that address one of the following topics:
Mobile: For instance, how does mobile access to knowledge, economic information, and news change political, economic and entrepreneurial behavior? What are best practices for expanding access and including underserved communities? How does always-on and always-available change human relationships and cultural practices?
Digital Rights: For instance, how do new technologies impact digital rights? What can we learn from the discussions on digital rights, cultural values, and internet sovereignty in various Asian countries? What kind of digital rights are necessary for a good life?
Within your selected thematic frame, the essay could, for instance, provide an overview and/or analysis of relevant fields in Asian countries; a comparative view between Asian countries; identify, highlight, discuss, and/or reflect upon key findings, insights, stories, or examples related to the topics above; cover additional issues, phenomena, visions, or questions that you think may be helpful in understanding these topics; or include interesting examples of tools, case studies, initiatives/efforts in Asia, or focus on a specific mode, process or method—something that you are excited about. Additional ideas are welcome!
Regarding length and format, the essays should:
Be written in English;
Be between 1,500-2,000 words in length;
Use APA citation style (no footnotes; only in-text citation with a reference list at the end);
If you intend to use images in your essay, please make sure they are of good quality (high resolution). Please indicate in the text where the images should be placed and make sure you submit the images together with your text;
If helpful, include a list of 5-8 resources, including the relevant URLs, at the end of your text (e.g. scholarly research, examples and case studies, books, people, tools, etc);
Make sure to include a captivating title;
Below the title, please add your name and affiliation;
Submit your text as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) or Google doc.
Acceptance and Submission Process
Please send a 1-page abstract of your proposed essay as well as your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 8th, 2015 for planning and initial feedback. Final submissions are due to the same email address by September 21st, 2015.
The Berkman team will inform contributors by the beginning of October 2015 whether or not their essay has been selected for publication. The review will be conducted by an international editorial team, and the Berkman Center will help with language editing for selected essays. The finalized contributions will be published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Student Writing Competition
As part of this call for essays, we will also be holding a student writing competition. From the essays submitted by current students, we will select the top three. First place will receive a cash stipend of $3000; second place will receive $2000; and third place will receive $1000. Information about the acceptance process, eligibility, and prize payment is as follows.
Eligibility: To be eligible for prize money, essays must be written by students over the age of 18, currently pursuing a post-secondary degree (e.g., bachelor’s, master’s, PhD, or post-doctoral research).
Acceptance Process: The Berkman Center will inform students in October 2015 whether or not their case study has won a prize.
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