Apolitical is where public servants in 140+ countries — including mayors, ministers and former heads of state — go to find the most innovative ideas in policy. Thought leaders published on Apolitical include Harvard professor Steven Pinker, President of the International Centre for Research on Women Sarah Degnan-Kambou and former Mindlab director Thomas Prehn.

Now, we’re looking to the future with a writing competition for young public servants and policymakers. You could speak directly to expert readers all over the world and have a feature article of 700-1,000 words published on the platform. You can write on any topic, debate or policy, including a project you’ve worked on, so long as the article is interesting and relevant for a global, public sector audience.

Why enter?

Prestige – have your profile and writing featured alongside the world’s top experts
Career progression – impress current – or future – managers with your sharp skills and insights
Publicity – put your research, projects or ideas in front of a highly influential global audience
Access to resources – unique opportunities for training, professional editing and networking
Community – the chance to join the first cohort of official “Apolitical young thought leaders”

Who can enter?

Public servants, policymakers, or people in academia or the third sector who work on policy or closely with government. You must be between 20-30 years old and must have been vetted with a profile on Apolitical.

The prizes

  • Your article will be featured on Apolitical and promoted directly to influential readers in 150 countries, including mayors, ministers and former heads of state
  • You’ll receive an official winner certificate and LinkedIn endorsement for policy writing
  • You’ll become an “Apolitical young thought leader”, a founding member of an exclusive community with unique training and networking opportunities
  • You’ll be nominated for our upcoming list of 100 young government leaders under 30
  • You’ll be offered professional editing and advice on your writing
  • You’ll be added to our expert world map of government leaders and innovators

To enter the competition, you must register your interest by 1st October 2018.

If you are not yet a member, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the competition.



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