2017 BTR Writing Prize

The BTR Writing Prize (“Contest”) starts on Oct. 30, 2017. All entries must be received by 11:59 P.M., Nov. 30, 2017.

Please send your submissions to btrwritingprize@gmail.com. The format of the submission is detailed below.

CONTEST OVERVIEW: The BTR Writing Prize was created with hopes of encouraging meaningful student engagement with technological innovations and their effects on modern society. In order to be eligible for the prize, a writing piece highlighting any recent effects on technological developments must be submitted. We are looking for writing that is well-researched, creative, and pertinent in its ideas relative to today’s world.


ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all students who are currently enrolled at an accredited university. Current members of the Berkeley Technology Review editorial team are not eligible. Content must have been written in 2017, and may not have been published in any publication. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state, and local laws.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries must be between 500 to 1,000 words. Export your essay into a PDF file of no more than three pages (Times New Roman font, single-spaced, 12 pt font). Please list another page that includes a bibliography of all sources that you used, and use proper citation in your essay.

PRIZES: From all contest submissions, four winners and one grand prize winner will be selected. The author of the grand prize will receive a new pair of Bose headphones, as well as a guaranteed first-round interview to BTR’s Spring Semester Recruitment if he/she is from UC Berkeley. He/she and the other four winners will have their essays featured as articles in the very first issue of the Berkeley Technology Review print publication (Fall 2017 edition).

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